I genuinely enjoy talking one-to-one. I have no shyness about that.
I can not remember even thinking that I was deaf when I was dancing.
I'm the one by the backdoor - I am not the one in the middle of the party.
Nothing is going to improve my hearing. I've only got to prevent it from getting worse.
But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf.
I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn.
One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people.
I have to concentrate more intently when people speak. I always have to position myself on their right side so that I can hear out of my left ear. I sometimes get a crick in my neck from listening. But I don't there's too much else.