Have you ever found yourself in this situation, where your at a party and your hearing aid battery decides to go dead? Then you panic when you realize you left your purse at home because you didn't think you would need it and home is a good half hour away, meanwhile hubby and kids are having a great time so you don't want to ask them to leave for something as trivial as that. What do you do? Well this is what I do, tell my friends that I'm deaf, no I'm really deaf, as in I can't hear anything right now (my friends already know I'm deaf and that I can hear when I'm wearing my hearing aid), that my hearing aid battery has died and I'm stuck to lip reading only. They look at each other, then me, then look at each other again, then me again, then we all burst out laughing because what else can you do?
I'm incredibly blessed with kind, wonderful, understanding friends and family, they take the time to make sure they are looking at me when they talk, they patiently repeat what they just said 1, 2, 3, sometimes five times if need be (thankfully I usually get it after a couple of repeats and if I don't after that, I fake it). I even asked one guy with a long mustache to lift his mustache up when he talked and he kindly obliged me. A deaf girl can't ask for better than that!
I hope you are as richly blessed as I am and remember, laughter is the best medicine!