Thursday, April 30, 2009

My New Electronic Device!

It amazes me that we all have a lot of electronic equipment that we use daily! From our televisions, cellphones, computers, i-pods, car starters, Blackberry's, laptops......the list goes on! We can all say that these things enhance our lives in one way or another. Whether for entertainment or as a necessity. Well, yesterday I purchased an electronic device to enhance my life. I have had a feeling for the last few years that it was something I would want/need to get. And if you ask my DD's and my DH, they have felt I should invest in this device too!
In my early thirties I noticed I was having trouble hearing low tones....after a hearing test and seeing an ENT Dr. I was diagnosed with otosclerosis in my left ear and had a stapedectomy about 12 years ago. I knew at that time that I might need the same surgery in my right ear some day. So, about 4 years ago I knew I was loosing the low tones in my right ear and had a hearing test....which confirmed what I thought. Well, I just kept putting off the idea of having surgery...until this year. I could tell something else was going on with my left ear and finally went for another hearing test.....I now had loss the ability to hear some of the higher tones in my left ear. The ones that help you understand what is being said, mainly the longer sounds, aaaa, uuuu, oooo, etc. Now I am dealing with two different issues. So... the only way to correct the high tone problem is with this little gadget......
Any of you that has one of these or knows someone who does knows how expensive they are...ouch!!! (little chuckle here!) But, I am looking forward to seeing(hehe, hearing) how much I have been missing in conversations!
I still have to deal with the problem with my right ear, my ENT is on maternity leave till June and I have an appt. set for then. I'm just glad I don't have any higher tone loss in that ear. (Yet!)
I'm writing this to let my family and friends know. And I am okay with it.....the worst part, besides the cost, is not knowing how fast or how much more hearing I will loose.
Thanks for listening!


Jacqueline said...

It is too bad to go through this but I am So glad you have something to help!! Technology blows my mind sometimes too!

Angela said...

NOW HEAR THIS!!!!!! We are going out for drinks tomorrow night to celebrate ONE YEAR OF UNITY! :) Join us for one if you can! Nothing OFFICIAL just spur of the moment!

Karen said...

You are too funny!!! BTW, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

BloomingPink said...

Glad you're able to take care of it. Hope that you don't have continued loss.

My brother has very little hearing in one of his ears, because of issues with continuous infections when he was younger. He was one of the test babies for tubes.

Well, your device is pretty small, which is good. Isn't it amazing Go engineers. So much better now than a cone! LOL. So, that's awesome.

Julie Jurgens-Shimek said...

You are such a kind soul, I am so excited for you to have this new technology.

I think it is fantastic that you are sharing this with the public. You are a natural leader with much wisdom to share.

Once again, many thanks to you and your talents for taking the photos for my new book and the great cover photo. Would love to have you involved in another project. Kudos to you! All my best to you! JJJS