Less than half an hour into the journey, a small child started crying. They were great loud sobs, the kind a child does when they are utterly inconsolable. After a few minutes of it, I could take it no longer and I slipped out my hearing aids and popped them in my pocket, gesturing to my husband to let him know what I was doing.
Now, I don’t do this very often. I mostly try and embrace all sounds, however irritating they may be. For example, not long after getting my new Bi CROS hearing aids, I even made myself listen to the jazz that was being played in the cafe as I waited for my husband to meet me. Anyone who knows me, will know how hard this was for me as I REALLY hate jazz but, after suffering sudden deafness in my ‘good’ ear, and thinking I’d never be able to hear much of anything again, just being able to detect that there was music playing was something I told myself I should embrace.
The sound of someone else’s wailing child, however, was a different matter altogether.
Angie is journalist, food and travel writer, photographer and co-founder of #Yorkshirehour on Twitter – as well as having a full-time job in local government. She’s also a wife, chicken-keeper, gardener, foodie and WI member, living in Glorious Yorkshire. Angie started going deaf in one ear at the age of 30, then suffered total sudden onset hearing loss in her ‘good’ ear in 2011. Her husband and her chickens keep her sane – or as close as she’s gonna get! You can check out her website, blog, twitter account, Facebook and Linked In.
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