I also have a hearing loss but I have very good speech so no one notices at first. I am fluent in Sign language. My family is the 5th generation to carry the hearing loss gene, and women in my family typically carry the gene. So a lot of people in my family know sign language and ironically most them also have good speech. If you have more questions...Ask.
I care a lot about people and want to make the world a better place for them. My college Professor described me as a piece of cake that is sweet when you first take a bite of it and then when u get to the middle, there is a sudden spicy flavor that you did not expect. I thought that was funny... yup that is me.. both sweet and spice.