Thursday, April 8, 2010

What? What? What?

I can truly say that for the last 15 years of my life, the question I have asked the most is the one word question of "What"? I have not been able to hear well for a long time. I knew I had a hearing loss in one ear, but never thought it affected both ears, and that it is bad as it is. This all came about when I mentioned to Tommy that is snoring was very loud and that he often quits breathing when he is in a deep sleep. I would often not be able to get to sleep if I didn't fall asleep before he did, and I would spend many nights kicking his leg so that he would start breathing again. So we came to an agreement that if he went and had a sleep study done, I would go and have a hearing test. He was also getting extremely agitated at my constant "what?" questions. He found out that he has sleep apnea, and I found out that I have a hearing loss. I knew that a (one) hearing aide was in my future, but I didn't count on it being both ears. So now the question is; Can you see it?


When I got them, my hair was a little longer, and you really couldn't even see them, but yesterday I got a hair cut and now, well, there they are! I really don't want to be vain about the whole thing, but I really don't like that you can see them. Should I change my hair style? I was hoping that even with the hair cut, my hair would still be long enough to hide them. I love the fact that I can hear just about every thing; the material on my pants rubbing together as I walk, the loud clicking noise of the keyboard as I type, and even the dog's sighs when she is sleeping. Honestly, it really is nice to be able to hear. I however hate the fact that it is really difficult to talk on the phone. I usually end up pulling one of them out so I can hear the person on the other end of the line. They guy at the hearing center told me to hold the phone up high over my ear, but ya, that's not working so well. I also hate that I can't judge how loud or soft I am talking, and that to me I sound like I have fallen down into a well cause my voice echoes. By the end of the day, my left ear is so sore that I can't hardly wear it. I don't know if my glasses need adjusting, or if it is the position of the hearing aid.
Sorry that this is kind of a boring post about hearing aides, but who else am I gonna gripe to except to my blogging friends. Let's all hope that something drastic doesn't happen where I loose all my teeth and have to get dentures!

6 comments:

Brent and Terina Maldonado said...

I honestly can't really see them in the picture! Yay for hearing better though!!

Heather said...

I never would have noticed Miss Marilyn and congrats on better hearing. And I am sure dentures aren't in your future ;).
So what does Tommy have to do to sleep better?

Wendi said...

WHAT...WHAT...WHAT Dentures are my job, that's what I got to do today was go to the dentist and find out how much my stupid mouth is going to cost. And WHAT is what I said to the dentist. We are getting old......Oh Well, Let the Nursing Home Know to Hold Two Beds......

Chelley said...

Man, I miss you! And I agree with everyone, I can't hardly see them! And I am so glad you can hear!! Funny, I never noticed you had a hearing problem tho. With Jonathan being the same way, I am usually aware of stuff like that! lol

Rachel and Chris said...

Congratulations!!! That is SO HUGE! I can't believe that you are gaining all of that back! It's so huge! If it really bothers you, you can always try a new haircut, but I can't even see them in that picture. Plus, changing your hair can be fun, so you may as well play :)

Rachel Hanchett said...

I would never have noticed! Hooray for hearing! Maybe a hearing aide wouldn't be so bad then I could just turn it off when my kids are throwing a fit!