I have a hearing problem. I’m practically deaf in my right ear and suffer severe hearing loss in my left ear. Some of it’s genetic (I get it from Dad), some of it is environmental (loud music during my teen years), and some of it is age related (everything seems to be age related these days).
I’ve had hearing aids for a little more than a year now. I wasn’t a big fan of them when I got them and struggled getting used to them. After compensating for my hearing loss for years, it was hard to get used to being able to hear again. But once I did get used to them, I tolerated them.
I’ve been without them for a couple of weeks now because the one for my “bad” ear developed a problem and stopped working. I dropped it off to the ENT doctor’s office for repair and they had to ship it off. I picked it up today . . . and was never so happy to be able to hear the dogs nails clicking on the kitchen floor as I was tonight.