Is it common/more likely for hearing-impaired & deaf individuals to have social anxiety disorders & panic attacks?
As someone born hearing-impaired myself, I know that I am extremely shy and suffer from social anxiety disorders and I think panic attacks every now and then.
However, I am not sure if that is unique to me and my personal circumstances or if many hearing-impaired or deaf individuals suffer from this as well? Is it common for us to experience this? Why or why not? Is it because we often struggle with communication? Are not used to crowds?