Thursday, 18 August 2011


For years now I have had problems hearing properly. It has been a gradual decline but about 6 months ago it got noticably worse. Off I troted to the doctors for a referral and this monday gone it finally arrived.

Sadly it seems I am loosing my hearing, it isn't glue ear or excess wax but Otosclerosis. For now I am getting hearing aids for both ears but that doesn't stop the problem, just helps amplify the noise around me.

I've been a bit shaken by it. Not too sure why as being a bit on the deaf side is something that I was expecting. I decided though that wallowing wasn't going to help me (after about 2 large bags of coconut mushrooms) and that I should look into the silver lining side of it all.

As such I have today signed up for BSL1 course. I did a refreshers course throughout June which was a social course but the BSL1 is an exam course so a bit more study required. After this I am going to try and get through the next course stages so that I can qualify as a translator. It will be something I can do for a limited time as I will eventually not be able to hear enough to do so, but after that I can go and work with people who have deaf issues and other problems that means they require help, if that makes sense? Feeling much more positive about it all with a goal in sight.

Other upsides; I get discounted rail tickets, better seats in theatres and the ability to turn the aids off when it all gets too much!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's a blessing to live in an age when hearing aid technology is so advanced. No ear trumpet for you! Hugs and blessings.

The Faery Enchantress said...

I know how you feel angel, been struggling with hearing for some time now and everyone seems to shout at me lol but I'm glad that you went to the doctor and have the aids to help x

Jenandollie said...

Thankyou both.

The aids take about two months to arrive so a little while to go. Looked a bit like shreks missus when they did the green epoxy putty trick, gunge out of my ears to make the moulds!

Faery, have you gone to get yours checked? And yes it's very frustrating for sure.

The Faery Enchantress said...

No angel haven't mustered up the confidence yet, whatever is going on in my ears it sure does need attention. I hope that they arrive quickly for you angel.

Rachel x

Lady Mystuic said...

Bless your heart darlin'. I have someone in the family who has hearing aids, she gets nervous around a lot of people so when we have her over for holiday she "turns her ears off" so she can handle it. It took her a while but she got used to them. I also learned her ques, when to talk loudly or just a little loud.

Hope you are doing well.
Blessings of Love and Light