‘The problem is the condition can be difficult to diagnose without specialist advice and equipment,’ says Mr Pratap, ‘because there are no “external signs” of disease such as inflammation of the ear, unlike standard ear infections.
‘However, I would advise anyone who has sudden profound hearing loss (for example, not being able to hear conversational level voices on the telephone) which persists for several hours, or if they have associated symptoms of dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or pressure in the ears, to see their GP or go to A&E immediately.
In fact, your short film “Passengers” earned you the Best Filmmaker title at the Disability Film Challenge last year. I actually used to drive for Lyft for extra money and I somehow came across the 48-Hour Film Challenge, where, like it says, you have 48 hours to complete a short film. ” talk and and we’re going to meet up, I let them know right there and then that I’m deaf. They just wanna do it since sex doesn’t really involve talking anyway.
And every now and then, a girl that I liked would speak nicely to me, get friendly with me and then crush my heart when I ask her to go out with me. Things were never the same again with the girls I asked out.I also knew that I wanted to see my own kind of love story, which, of course, involves a deaf queer person as the hero. To have all of those three overlapping each other can make dating quite near impossible. Anything that differentiates from the “norm” (beautiful, able-bodied, hearing, and white) immediately makes you look undesirable or less than “perfect.” This is not to sound bitter or angry. I’d imagine simply communicating on dates would also pose a challenge. “At times, I do feel invisible, which can be frustrating. At the same time, it drives me more and gives me a stronger voice (or hands) as an actor-filmmaker.” Related: Every Other Wednesday, You Can Learn ASL With A Shirtless Nyle Di Marco Hearts is a busy guy. He’s also hard at work on a pitch for a new web series.