I spent a week without my BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) and it was not easy.
I would try to focus on every word people were saying, but I still missed a good bit of it. I would then have to fill in the blanks as best I could. I was constantly asking people to repeat themselves. It was exhausting.
Most people are not used to communicating with someone that has a severe hearing disability. They forget to look directly at me, so I can read their lips. They also start talking without getting my attention. I may not even know they are speaking to me.
I finally got my BAHA back and I am excited to be able to function again.