The response was incredible and provided many diverse viewpoints on hearing loss and relationships!
So if you want to get to know your partner better, why not attend sign language classes?
Hearing loss can be overcome sometimes with treatment.
In many cases, it is often possible to use hearing aids and have near-normal to normal hearing.
This will not only help you to ‘converse’ fluently with your partner but also show him/her that you are genuinely interested in taking this thing forward.
Indeed you need not look upon sign language as a disability language but rather as a minority language which has its own, interesting sub-culture.