Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Back to the advanced hearing clinic

I had my new digital hearing aids fitted and switched on during an appointment with the audiology team at 8:30 am this morning. What do I think? I don't like them! As I've always found with digital ones, they're loud and echoey. The lady's voice sounded robotic. Although I could hear her breathe as if she was right next to me. That must be good? I've been told to give them time, and not to put my old hearing aids back on. I must give them a go.

The next question was, have I thought more about a Cochlear Implant? I said I had thought about it but was still not sure. Why? It's a very big decision to make. I am worried it will change me as a person. What happens if it doesn't work? I am worried about covering childcare during all the appointments as well. It will be a lot of hassle?

Nonetheless, I agreed to go for an initial assessment at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. I don't have to make a decision right away. I still have time to say No. My mind is spinning with questions. An appointment will arrive in the post.

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