I feel like people don't necessarily take my difficulties seriously because I have operated my whole life in the hearing world and only have partial (high frequency) hearing loss. I seem to get along well because I can tell where sounds are coming from most of the time and can understand verbal conversation from context and vowels and maybe half the consonant sounds. Basically I excellently fake being a person of 'normal' hearing. But I've actually had trouble hearing my whole life and it impacts me a lot more than I ever knew before I was properly diagnosed. I feel like I'm not going to be taken seriously if I try to express my difficulty or ask for accommodation in everyday situations because I'm obviously verbal and mostly hearing. But everywhere I look it's always 'call on the phone' 'listen for this' 'pay attention to x verbal thing' which is both difficult and draining because even when I don't get it wrong it takes up a lot of energy and focus to get it right.