Ten Warning Signs of Hearing Loss:
- People seem to mumble more frequently.
- You experience ringing in your ears.
- You often ask people to repeat themselves.
- Your family complains that you play the radio or TV too loudly.
- You no longer hear normal household sounds, such as a dripping faucet.
- You have difficulty understanding conversation when in a large group or crowd.
- You hear, but have trouble understanding words in a conversation.
- You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult.
- You have trouble hearing when your back is turned to speaker.
- You have been told you speak too loudly.
I broke my BAHA again and it will take 7 to 10 days for it to be fixed.
I have a conflicting relationship with my BAHA. I actually prefer going without it. I like living in my own quit world. However, I cannot communicate with people if I am not wearing my BAHA. I need it to function.
Without my BAHA, I have to struggle through every conversation. I have to focus and pour all my energy into understanding what is being said. It’s exhausting.
I just want to hide away in my room until my BAHA is fixed. I don’t want to see people or deal with the public at large.
I spent a week without my BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) and it was not easy.
I would try to focus on every word people were saying, but I still missed a good bit of it. I would then have to fill in the blanks as best I could. I was constantly asking people to repeat themselves. It was exhausting.
Most people are not used to communicating with someone that has a severe hearing disability. They forget to look directly at me, so I can read their lips. They also start talking without getting my attention. I may not even know they are speaking to me.
I finally got my BAHA back and I am excited to be able to function again.
I broke my BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) today. It has to go to the shop for repairs, so I will be BAHA free for a few days.
If you try talking to me and I don’t respond, please forgive me. I’m not being rude. I just can’t hear you.
I had a MRI on my knee scheduled for this week, but wasn’t able to get it done.
I have a BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) implant and was supposed to bring a card that was issued after surgery regarding the BAHA and MRI safety. However, I lost that card a long time ago.
I showed up for my MRI and the technician refused to do it without any safety documentation.
I went home and tried to find the card, but never did. However, I did find a prescription that was written for me two years ago that I never filled.
For some reason, stuff like this happens to me a lot. Oh well, I guess that’s how it goes when you have a laid-back, free-spirited, type B personality.