Saturday, February 25, 2012
Deafness has always run in my mother's family. Practically all of us have trouble hearing. I have had hearing aids for a long time, and especially wore them to teach, so I could hear my students. Most of the time though, I got away without them. I think those days are over. My yoga teacher, Denise, has long complained that I don't follow instructions. Odd because I strain to hear and follow every word. Guess I can't hear a lot of them at all, so last night and today in her class I wore the hearing aids. Result? Much better, according to her. I frankly had no idea she was saying things I couldn't hear. When people turn their backs and speak, it is often lost to me entirely. It's time to admit it and accept the technological boost.