“Look at this $9,000 hearing aid from my doctor. I don’t mind spending a fortune on this kind of ‘beautiful’ stuff,” bragged David.
"What kind is it?” I asked.
“Black coffee, thanks,” replied David.
Both of us were suffering from the same problem, but mine was dreading. At least, David could still understand the words people muttered to him.
It was bearable a first. But, the thing became depressing when I had the difficulty to communicate with people. Sometimes, I could not even reply to them because I didn't understand any words they said.
My vocabulary just revolved around
and any other similar words that came to the annoyance of people around me. It terrified me a lot because I might lose my job.
In the meeting especially, I always missed the important issue because I had no clue whatsoever about the things they were stressing on. I would end up being shouted at by my superiors.
Life is no longer a joy when hearing loss starts to haunt you. Not only it affects your daily communication with people around, but it gives a huge impact on your life.