Loosing my hearing was so hard, I didn’t notice it right away but then certain moments made me realise that I was relying more and more on lipreading to get through the day. Then when I got home from work I was exhausted.
Teaching for me was getting harder and harder. My students were always amazing and would try to speak to me while facing me but at times it was just too hard. I had to use other technology to help me when I needed it, like listening to presentations and speeches. I managed to get a Roger Pen and this technology helped me to not miss so many things that were said in meetings. Even with all this, I was looking at the end of my teaching career and that was very scary. I hated the fact that my choices were being taken away from me due to my hearing loss.