Here I go again
“falling in love with love again”? No.
Adapting myself to hearing aids. I started in 1989 with a pair of analog aids, and wore them assiduously for a day or two, but then less and less. And finally gave them up.
“Try digital aids” my friends said. “You’ll understand speech better and you’ll wear them more.” And I did for a day or two, and then less and less.
“Those behind the ear aids are cumbersome, try in-the-ear buttons,” I heard. So I did and I wore them daily for a day or two, then less and less.
“You’re not wearing your aids because they block your ears and make your own speech sound funny”, I was told. So, here I go again with aids without ear molds. A new design. I am determined to wear them all day every day. Stay tuned.
This is the start of Lent. If I wear them for all of lent, forty days, maybe I will actually get used to them. I hope so, for each successive set of aids has become more expensive: geometrically.
The first set was about $750 for two. This set is SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR TWO. EGAD.
(That is $3000-a-day if I wear them only two days.)