when i was born I had four eardrums that developed. Two in each ear. I had surgery when i was 16 months old and with a 20 percent of my hearing comming back i actually received all my hearing. Recently after i had my surgery i suffered a SIDS attack, Shocking i know infants usually suffer SIDS and sadly pass away. My mother found me blue in bed and brought me back to life. I had to learn how to walk and my left side of my body was weakend as well. My cordination was all off and i was in speech therepy until i was 12 years old. My left side of throat was paralized and to this day if i dont chew my food in to little peices i was gag myself becase of it. My problem though is and I dont know if it was because i was deaf for the first year of my life, or maybe the bullying from when i was younger cause i talked diffrently and closed myself to alot of people, but i come off very timid or i come off like a know it all or stuck up. I go off of body language alot and try not to be center of attention, but alot of people i know say i am ver standoffish when i dont see it. Is this an affect of being deaf that i dont understand what i say or do at times? I dont want to go in a whole history of what i went through as a child and infant because i dont want to be the one that is looking for sympathy or having people treat me diffrently (had too many people do that in my life).