February 27, 2010

Taking Good Care of My Hearing Aid Even When I Am Not All There

No matter how sleepy or out of it I am, I never lose or misplace my hearing aid.

Last night my hearing aid stopped working and I was watching a movie with a friend. I took out the hearing aid and held it in my hand. I was so sleepy. I fell asleep clutching my hearing aid. When I woke up, my friend was gone and the movie apparently ended. I got up from the couch and immediately remembered how I fell asleep with my hearing aid in my hand. I panicked and started looking for it. But, there it was on the table, with the battery case open, safe and sound. It's so strange. My friend told me I had put it there last night. I don't remember doing this.

Even when I was deathly ill with the flu to the point of hallucination, I managed to take good care of my hearing aid.

Since I can remember, I have never slept with it in my ear, no matter what.

I guess it is out of habit. It comes automatically to me even when I am not quite all there.

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4 comments:

  1. I lost my hearing aid 6 months back :-( ...I had kept it on my car's dashboard..... - Miles To Go

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  2. I have recently started following your blog. I have been deaf in my left ear for many years. My right ear has so-so hearing. A couple years ago I got hearing aids for both ears. I find it very difficult to tolerate sounds when I have my hearing aids in. Perhaps I have lived a quiet life for too long??? I substitute teach and my hearing aids are in the ear out of the ear many times during the day because chatting youngsters overstimulate my hearing or something. Does this ever happen to you or your students?

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  3. Yes, it happens to me and I'm sure it happens to some of my students. I know what you mean. A bunch of young ones chatting all at once it not something I enjoy listening to. It seems too noisy for me to handle, so I'll put my hearing aid on a certain mode to help. Whenever I get new hearing aids--everything is super noisy and it can be hard to get accustomed to. Or if I go without wearing my hearing aid for a long time and put it on I am always surprised at how noisy everything is.

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  4. MilesToGo -

    Oh no! That's too bad. :(
    I knew someone who left theirs on a window sill. The window was open and it somehow fell out the window down several stories onto a busy sidewalk. She never found it.

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