Monday, April 6, 2015
ELMER IS BACK !!!
This, I guess is going to be a medical week. Anna has a medical post tomorrow so mine is today We are doing this backwards, but anyway. Another member of our family had to be taken to the doctors, which Anna will explain tomorrow, and across the street was the hearing doctor. We had gotten a brochure in the mail that said they would give you a free hearing test and a gift certificate to a local grocery store if you called, made an appointment, and had your hearing checked. Anna said seeing we were there, why didn't we go across the street and make ME an appointment.
Now my idea was if women spoke up I could hear them better. In Florida, I couldn't hear Anna or Fannie very well, but I could Grandmother Olive loud and clear. I had no trouble hearing Eli or Albert. Everyone, including Eli and Albert who both wear hearing aides, thought I should have my hearing checked. One time I was complaining because I couldn't hear Anna. If she just spoke up I could hear her. Eli responded and said she can't speak much louder - she was almost screaming at me.
So we went over to make an appointment. I figured I would make the appointment, make some excuse to cancel a couple of days after we got home. But, like before, I went to make one and they had a cancellation and could take me right away. I told them I couldn't wait as we had a driver. The driver said he didn't mind waiting. So, after filling out papers and giving them every excuse I could think, I went into see the doctor.
Now the doctor is a character like I am. First thing he said was: your wife made your come. I said yes. He says she thinks you can't hear a darn thing. Again, I agreed. Well, he called in the nurse, and said to give Anna the papers to fill out because he was going to test her next and we wouldn't except any excuses. I don't know what Anna said but she wasn't happy. He asked me when I could hear her better. I said if she was kitchen and so was I couldn't hear here very well. But if she was in the kitchen and I was in the living room, I could hear her better. I didn't know why. Doctor says sound.
So I took the test. I waited while he read the tests and came back in and said my wife was right. I don't hear well. Certain sounds do not carry well. I asked why I couldn't hear Anna and Fannie in Florida and yet I could hear Grandmother Olive. He said Grandmother Olive's voice must be a different pitch than Anna and Fannie - and Grandmother Olive is. He explained to me about pitches and some can be heard easier than others. Also, how sound is better in certain pitches.
Next he took Anna's hearing test. She came out just fine. When he brought Anna and I together to explain how I needed hearing aides, she didn't say she told me so, which I appreciated. Anna thought I should get hearing aides that go over your ear. I wanted the ones that fit in your hear. Anna said the ones that fit in my ear were vain. If I lost one of those in the barn or fields, we were never find it. Finally I used the doctor's phone to call Eli and ask him, as Bishop, what I could buy. Actually I called Eli's neighbor and asked him to get Eli to call us back. Eli called back, I explained the situation to which he said didn't matter which I got, but like Anna agreed if I lost one of the inner ear ones, we would never find it. So I ordered the hearing aides that fit over my hears.
When I got them, they were first a little uncomfortable or maybe it was just that I wasn't use to them, but a whole new world opened. I could hear things I couldn't hear before. Anna came in loud and clear. I had to tell her not to yell at me as she was too loud. She had been yelling at me so I would hear here and forgot that she didn't have to do that anymore.Anna's voice is great, Jean's voice is fine, even called Fannie and can hear her fine. Getting pretty use to the hearing aides now. Just have to remember to put them on in the morning. Anna says they don't help me if I don't put them on. Can even year birds better. Didn't know how bad my hearing was .
Well that's my story.
Trust in God' Wisdom,