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The Consequence of COVID-19 I Didn't Anticipate as Someone With Hearing Loss

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While the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected my mental health significantly, I was surprised how much it began to affect my life in other ways, too.

I don’t talk about being hearing impaired much because I’ve learned to live with it in a way that’s become standard to me. Sure, I’m required to wear hearing aids, I need closed captions and still need things repeated often, but that’s normal for me.

Besides, I read lips well, which makes up for what I can’t quite pick up. However, I never realized how much I rely on reading lips until now.

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