Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Aids

I was fitted with my new hearing aids yesterday. Thus far, I am unimpressed :( Sound goes on for longer which might not make sense to someone who can hear normally. I forgot that sounds have depth and layers. For example, the kitchen timer went off this morning and the "bzzz" of the timer started with a low buzz and ended with a high buzz. I had only heard the low buzz before. I didn't realize there was a high bzzz when the timer went off. But I can't hear my husband or my children any more than I did before. Actually, I think I may even hear them a little less? Their voices seem lower to me, a little muted. I'm hoping it just means the programming in the aids need to change. Someone came to the door today handing out religious flyers and I couldn't hear her at all. So, I'm a little disappointed.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Company

I work for great people. I have a great job. With great hours and great pay. I just asked my employers if they could pay for a portion of my assistive listening device (the contego) and they got back to me the next day saying they would pay for the entire thing!! They said they value me and they wanted to comply with the law, so no problem, they will cover it. Great news!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

So thoughtful!

Today at church, the teacher came up and handed me some papers before class started. I looked down at them and didn't know what they were. When I looked back up at her, she explained she made an extra copy of her lesson for me, just in case I had trouble hearing her. I was shocked. What a kind gesture! People are inherently good. I need to be better about making my needs known and I'm sure for the most part, people are happy to be helpful. Bless her heart!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Good News

New hearing aids being ordered today! We were able to work it out financially to make it happen and I'm soooo happy about it! I am trying hard to get my hopes up too much but I really hope they make a difference!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Biting the Bullet

I think I'm ready to make an appointment. For a CI eval. I have a zillion questions. But first thing I want to know is how likely of a candidate am I for a successful implant. The Audiology team at the University of Utah are the ones who do the eval, at least here in Utah. I found their website and their phone number to call and make an appointment. Now.... it's just making the call. Even saying that gives me butterflies!