This refrigerator problem has kept me side tracked, I could have thought of a better way, but the refrig happened. So now that it is over and I can think, “Hey I have an appointment with the surgeon coming up.”
Funny how I try to explain the hearing problems and the explanations are lost in the wind, but when Rush says it, hey my son listens.
It is hard for someone to understand a hearing aid, because of our ‘sight’ education. On an average, once you reach the 40’s your sight begins to go and things get fuzzy. You simply get a $2 pair of reading glasses and voila’, you can see clearly.
So the average person sees a hearing aid and they are sure that someone’s hearing is cleared up….. Far from it. At times it is like someone giving you a pair of reading glasses with grease smeared over them, could you read? Nah.
Aids can at times clear up sounds. But most of the time with folks like me with a profound hearing loss, it is like wearing a pair of glasses that only make the fuzzy words bigger and more fuzzy.
It CAN BE the same with the Cochlear Implant the Dr. tells us. It is likely I can not hear in a café (noisy environment). Most likely I will not talk on the phone, it is not the silver bullet but it should improve my hearing.
Examples of my hearing:
We ate at the Woodshed in Stanley. In the self serve salad line, seeing she had a salad plate, I asked my wife, “Where did you get the salad plate?”
“I told you they were on the table.” I am sure she did.
I know she gets tired of repeating or ensuring I hear, I try to understand that too, instead of saying. “Oh yeah I heard you, I just wanted to come up here in the line and make sure.”
Another incident came up about our son, nothing earth shaking just a statement. I swear I did not know it. She says, “Honey, I did tell you.”
It is my fault for acting like I understand a conversation, when I have no idea what was said, but I do not want to repeat, ‘What did you say?’
But to give my girl her dues she does very well and helps me immensely. She has handled the lion’s share of the conversations in the refrigerator situation.
There are times I am so full of BS and act like I understand, that everyone thinks I know what is being said. I am counting on the implant to cut down on the times there are misunderstandings.
Cars of 1966……………….