I miss…

I've now gone over a month without hearing much of anything, which seems like an excellent time to reflect on sounds I miss... I miss voices. Real voices. Not the ones my mind makes up. I miss the sound of running water. Faucets. Creeks. Waves on the shore. I miss the sound of my nephew's laughter and giggles. I miss music. A soundtrack other than my own. I miss the aural squinting of trying to hear what you're saying. August 6th, I get evaluated for a cochlear implant. I'm kinda hoping they say…Read more …

Deaf is as Deaf does or You can’t fix Deaf.

Well, I'm back from the ENT. It was an odd visit... The Dr. was cool. Both of them communicated rather well, considering my totally deaf state. I took a hearing test, and for the first time ever, they adapted the test for tinnitus. Instead of a single tone, they used a triple tone. This made it easier to determine what was a tone and what was tinnitus. As a result, my hearing test results look better than any I've taken in 20+ years. Still very bad, but not AS bad, ya know? Some…Read more …

I hate my ears. Seriously hate them.

So, this week, I got sick on Monday. It only lasted a few hours, and i felt better. I worked Tuesday, and worked a gangbuster 10.5 hrs on Wednesday with almost nothing to eat. On Wednesday evening, I was going to head to the bar at 9pm with my lady, and before that, I took my dad out to dinner for Prime Rib at Paige's (only $7.50 on Wednesday). We sit down, we order. It's loud in the there. I'm talking to my dad and all of a sudden... the whole damn world…Read more …