Hi... first post on here.
I'm 38 and went for a hearing test 8 weeks ago at specsavers and told I've got mild hearing loss but they were v vague about what to do, it all felt v airy fairy!!!. So I Made an apt with gp and she's referred me to the hospital audiology dept and my apt in next week.
I'm currently anxious for two outcomes
1. they'll tell me the specsavers were wrong: my hearing loss is too mild to treat and I'll be left struggling to hear my children and join in with girl friends... feeling pretty isolated at times when they are all chatting. Just constantly missing odd words/ getting the wrong word etc and so bored of feeling like an outsider in the conversation. Same with the kids... just want to walk down the road and be able to answer their little questions first time, not having to bend down and get close to hear each running commentary about cats/ trees/ bikes etc
2. Worried they WILL say it's treatable and I'm not sure how I'll cope with the emotion of admitting I can't hear/ wearing hearing aids and what it may be like. How I'll feel around other people/ family and explaining to my little ones. Also what the world at large may say/ do ?
( history had grommets as kid/ dad is moderately deaf - age onset)