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Well, that was interesting

Just got back from the audiologist. We did a full hearing test, which I hadn't had done in about five years. My left ear is the same as always, but my right has dropped off the scale above 2000 hZ - to the point that I heard the beeps intended for my right ear in my left first, and Andrei was trying not to wince at the ear-splitting shriek that was coming out of my headphones while I'm sitting there calmly not hearing a darn thing.

The right has always a little worse than the left, but not by this much - and short of ear infections, this is the first significant change in my hearing since the first time I was tested (at age 4). I'm not sure what would have caused the drop, but I don't really see any reason to worry that my hearing's gone degenerative. (*crosses fingers*)

Anyway, we've ordered new hearing aids for me, Siemens Trianos (pretty much the top of the line). By the 26th (and possibly sooner) I should be hearing better, and without that damned constant feedback that drives you all so crazy ;)


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Sep. 4th, 2003 03:49 pm (UTC)
Your old hearing aids made noise :-)

I had six people come in my office yesterday asking me what that noise was. What noise? The fan in my computer was emitting a high piched whine that I couldn't hear. (I was nice enough to put in a new fan today).

I should probably take your post as a sign and finally go to the audiologist like joystormer and <lj user="tavalon> have been begging me to do. Glad all is going well with you guys. Let us know if you are going to be getting back to Seattle anytime soon. Hugs
Sep. 4th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)
Darn, missed the end quotes.
Sep. 4th, 2003 04:18 pm (UTC)
I took me a while to figure that out...
"that damned constant feedback that drives you all so crazy ;)" ... the other night at Mass. It was way up there at the edge of my hearing. I thought it might be me, 'cept it wasn't the usual now-and-then tinnitus that I get. I finally realized it was you when I turned around just about the time you did, and AHA!

Anyway, congrats on your new 'uns. I hope they work for you. In fact, if you don't mind, let me know how you like them. A friend has been having trouble with his aids, so he just doesn't bother to use 'em. Makes it difficult for him when he's out in public.

Sep. 4th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
The important thing is that you can hear! Not if others hear a quit ringing!

Your experience of life is primary..anyone who is complaining whould shut up as soon as they couldn't hear the sound of their own voice!!!
Sep. 4th, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC)
Hmm, when I lived in Berlin the first time, my roommate Joe had a job at Siemens, and we could see the main corporate building out our front window...
If you are getting German hearing aids, you'll have to learn to understand German!
Zeig mir deine Titten!
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