I realize I am going deaf that is something I knew was going to happen; working in a small space with washing machines and tumble dryers going for several hours will damage your hearing.
My hearing is so poor that I struggle to hear my television, even though I sit no farther away than the length of a regular sized bed.
The deafness is not my problem, nor is the Tinnitus http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/. I can cope with those issues.
My problem is hearing-related but the lack of sound. My problem is that I keep hearing things, I hear a door knock and answer to find nobody there. I hear words behind me and turn to see nobody there.