Communicative trauma and hearing loss: I had forgotten | Medium

I’m sitting alone in the living room with a sinking feeling in my stomach. My friends are engaged in boisterous conversation on the poorly lit porch outside. Do I take a seat out there and not be able to participate, or do I stay here and not participate? Both options feel terrible and awkward…the usual double bind. By the end of the week I am exhausted and in tears. How had I managed to forget this part?

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