Why are you deaf?

I have hearing loss because of a genetic disorder known as cleft palate. Additionally, multiple surgeries installing tubes in my inner ears caused much scar tissue, affecting the ability of my ear drums to acknowledge and respond to sound.

I am deaf because I was born deaf in one ear, and at war and a bomb exploded near me, taking my arm and my good ear. Luckily, I was 25 when I went completely deaf so I can still talk and type (with my prothstetic arm) and read.