Today was my audiology appointment with the new audiologist. When we started out, I asked if she had my audiograph from the first appointment, and she looked at me funny. I told her my DVR counselor sent it to her a week ago, and she went to her desk and found it, unopened, in an envelope on her desk. Awesome.
As she sat and looked at it, she kept saying it was “odd”. I asked her what she meant, and she said that for someone my age, it was not a typical sensorineural hearing loss presentation. It seems that a “normal” audiograph for sensorineural hearing loss will show normal hearing range in the low tones, and then gradually decrease as the tones get higher, making a downward slope on the graph as the loss progresses. Mine is the exact opposite, with the loss at its worst in the lowest tones, and gradually getting better and reaching the normal range in the high tones. Continue reading
Well, tomorrow is my audiology appointment with the new doctor. According to my DVR counselor, the doctor can just call, email or fax her recommendation for me while I am there, and it will be approved for purchase instantly. Then, depending what’s in stock and what I need, I could very well HAVE hearing aids tomorrow. It’s kind of scary. Continue reading
Still waiting to hear back from DVR with my fingers crossed. It would be so awesome if they decide I qualify for help in the purchase of hearing aids. I hope it’s not too long of a wait.
In the meantime, I’ve been sick. For six weeks now. It’s insane.
It started with a cough that was pretty bad. I would have long, hard bouts of coughing. After three weeks, it moved into my sinuses and I was having headaches and tooth pain. I finally went to my doctor who gave me antibiotics. It didn’t clear up and actually got a bit worse, to the point where I strained or cracked my rib. Coughing is 1,000 times more fun with a cracked rib, let me tell you! Continue reading