Hearing loss does not discriminate by age, gender, or personality, and nobody chooses to have difficulty hearing. But when people find themselves struggling to hear, they often react by feeling embarrassed, angry, or even ashamed. It is not uncommon to deny that there is even a problem, though it may be apparent to themselves and everyone around them.
If you are struggling with your hearing, try to resist those negative reactions. There are very concrete ways that you can take control, and in doing so you will feel better about not only your hearing, but yourself.