How I Yearn For Solitude

An apology to my relatives on the pain of my skills deficits, and confessions of a hearing-impaired introvert.

I’m hard of hearing. I was born that way. I’m deaf in one ear, partially deaf in the other. I have a problem with my eustachian tube in my right ear. That ear just doesn't hold the pressure when I’m eating or chewing something. When my one good ear loses pressure, I lose something like 40% of my hearing.