My new hearing aid

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I just got a hearing aid this week. It’s pretty amazing to finally be able to hear from both sides of my head! I didn’t realize how deaf I was getting, since it was only in one ear. It does take some getting-used-to, since I am now much more sensitive to the level of sound. My husband has to learn to lower his voice and the TV, both of which were pretty loud before, because I couldn’t hear them otherwise!

The first one I got was a tiny thing that went behind my ear and had a little tube that went inside my ear, into the ear canal. It was awful, and I took it back after one day! I couldn’t stand it inside my ear, and it turned out that the ear canal I have is collapsing, and it’s now the size of the tip on a pen! No wonder the tube was bugging me. Now I have the older style that sits in my outer ear. It’s very small and almost invisible. As soon as I’m sure this is the model I’ll keep, I’m going to see about painting it with some pretty colours. I don’t want it to be invisible – I want to show it off! 🙂

I’ll let you know how it works when I’m in the next large group, but so far, so good!

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