Less Than Two Days

That’s how long until I get my hearing aids. Unfortunately, I did get a call yesterday letting me know that my model does not come in blue, so I had to scramble to pick another color.  The choices aren’t great – black, dark silver, medium silver, light silver, terra cotta, beige, and brown.  I almost went for the terra cotta, but my anti-try-to-make-it-blend-in side kicked in and I went with the medium silver.

I wish I could say I’m super excited, but truth be told, I’ve been too busy with work, overwhelmed with emotional stuff and otherwise too preoccupied to think much about it.  Maybe that’s a good thing, since I’m pretty scared.  I am worried they will bother me, because I can’t wear a headband for very long before it starts to hurt behind my ears.  I am concerned my glasses will bump them.  I am worried my incessant pushing of my hair behind my ears means I’m going to knock them out.  I’m worried that I will forget I have them in and get into the shower.  I am worried I will have trouble using them.  I am worried people will look at me funny.

I guess, then, it’s a good thing I’ve had too much going on to think about it much.

4 Replies to “Less Than Two Days”

  1. I hope you love them. I’m sure there will be an adjustment period, but hopefully it will be a short one. My dad and one of my good friends both have hearing aids and it has made such a difference in their lives!

  2. If you’re worried about the shower thing, could you put a note to yourself in the bathroom?

    Good luck; I hope they are a big improvement for you.

  3. I recommend a Dri-Aid kit or a Dry & Store unit for humidity or accidental shower or rain incidents. We’ve used a Dri-Aid jar for years now, but since my DS got his new aids, we are looking to buy a Dry & Store unit. Also, we bought insurance on his first pair of aids when the warranty was up.

    I’m sure as an adult there will be an adjustment period, but hopefully the improvement in your hearing will be worth it! Hang in there Sommer :)

  4. The only thing on your list that I can see happening is getting in the shower with them. I still do that on occasion. Definitely get the dri-aid kit.

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