I've Got Work To Do

First I want to thank all of you who have been so supportive of my new hearing journey. Your cheering me on has made all of the difference in the world, so thank you!

Finding out I have not heard like the rest of the world for some time, and likely all of my time on this earth, was such a surprise.

The greater surprise was how much work it has taken to learn to live in a world that has so many noises.

You see my world was much much quieter.

And while hearing all of the sounds I have not heard more fully seems incredible, it is also a lot of work.

The first two weeks I spent vacillating between feeling like I was possibly being scammed into buying hearing aids, and now over hearing the world, and being scared to death that the doctors missed something, and that there is something else seriously wrong with me.

I mean, who does not know that they cannot hear like the rest of the world?

This is not possible.

The emotional journey of reliving so many things from my childhood that are likely related to my hearing impairment has taken so much energy too. I have blogged about a few of the things that doctors believe are related to my hearing loss.

Hearing my own voice, the way it sounds now has even taken energy. My entire life my voice has sounded raspy and deep to me. I should pay a dollar to my daughter for each time I told her I hated my deep raspy voice. One of the first things she said to me.

I sometimes get taken aback in conversations just listening to my own voice. It is very feminine and very sweet. I would never ever in my life have described my voice that way.

So yes, getting hearing aids has been amazing, but it has also been a lot of work. One day I will share with you the physical work it has taken.

But for now, I will leave you with this awesome song!

I have shared this song on my Facebook, and I am sharing it here now.

It is my anthem.

My cousin, Amy Loftus, wrote, recorded, and sang this song.

I loved it long before I knew I could not hear it like the rest of the world, and I love it even more now.

Becoming part of the hearing world has taken a lot of work.

I have a lot more work to do.

It is a simple fact.

I've got work to do!


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2 Responses to “I've Got Work To Do”

  1. Diane, when I first heard my own voice, I was shocked that it was smoother and higher than I ever knew. No one can truly understand this unless they go through it. Thank you for sharing your story!

  2. Dee, it's absolutely amazing isn't it!!