June 12, 2018

CLICKETY CLACK


At a Convention in 2015.

“You will find it’s a noisy world out there,” the doctor said as I walked out of the Audiology clinic.

After an hour of adjustments, of fittings, of practice using my new hearing aids, and instructions with the tools they came with, I stepped out the main door of the VA. 

“Hisssssssssss,” I heard across the valley from a piece of heavy equipment.  ‘Swish, swish,” from the Valet parking guy’s jump rope.  I could hear the turn signals click, the breaks hiss when you pushed them in, and the tires of every car on the freeway.  All the high frequency sounds I hadn’t’ known were gone, had returned.   There’s a tiny clatter of the keys on my keyboard.  George’s voice causes feedback as he talks louder and louder with far away adjusters. 

Life has a new normal…I’ll let you know how it goes.  So far I am having a lot of fun.
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·       Himself:  Liking being busy.  Suggested Costco for dinner and errands.
·       Herself:  Ears, quilt, Ears…ears…ears…LOL
·       Reading:  ‘The Health of the Presidents,”  Bumgardener MD.  “Point Loma,” La Playa Trails, and one more light one.  Then back to Hillerman.
·       Watching:  About an hour every evening…sometimes two.
·       Gratitudes:  The truck and I remembered how to get to the Mission Valley VA.


9 comments:

  1. You look happy Mage! You sound happy too, no pun intended!

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  2. I remember my first hearing aid. Aid as in one ear. I walked into school and the din in the halls took me aback. But by noon I was already adjusting to a new normal.

    BTW, if you have any problems, take them back. For example: don't put up with them squeaking and squawking at you. It's not supposed to be that way. I know people who have stopped wearing them because they didn't protest at first but then wouldn't wear them.

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  3. When the hubs got his first hearing aids he couldn't believe what he had been missing...he kept saying "what' s that sound?".

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  4. Wonderful and I hope you find it easier to adjust. My father was more than hearing compromised and I am afraid he was not willing to try as hard as he needed to return to the world of noise YOur photo looks current as it shows some joy.

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    1. I always show some joy. Usually I am filled with it...especially Wednesdays...book days.

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  5. Welcome home to hearing again. You do "sound" good.

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  6. Well, no more mumbling under my breath......

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  7. I wear mine every day. Getting my money's worth!

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