She has bilateral sensorineurlal hearing loss of a severe-to-profound nature, which means she relies heavily on both hearing aids and lip reading. But those who suffer from deafness or hearing loss—which is about 15 percent of the U. They are also at double the risk of developing depression. Some of the most common destinations for dating such as movies and concerts can be difficult for a deaf person to enjoy, especially while also trying to meet a new person and make a connection. This fascinating story told by a hearing woman that married a deaf man, discusses the ins and outs of this unique relationship and the special challenges that requires.