...when you ask your blog friends for thoughts about hearing aids...and it's all in a day's experience.
A little background...This has been the summer of health. Maybe it's turning sixty, but something clicked in me and I've spent this summer focused on good health. The two challenges I've participated in have been part of it. I've also been eating super healthy, with lots of fruits and veggies daily and rarely a French fry. With two of my work buddies, I've been going to Weight Watchers and we've really enjoyed it. The results have been good -- maybe even great -- and I'm wearing clothes I haven't worn in over three years.
The other part of healthy summer has been catching up on medical appointments. I've had my annual checkup with lots of blood work and my quarterly dental appointment. But I've also done some major testing with a cardiac stress test and a carotid artery check last week. Thankfully these two major tests were completely uneventful. This morning I went for two tests that I'd been putting off. One was a follow-up at the vocal chord clinic. It's a test I dread and I worry here about the outcome. My prayers were answered here and my vocal chords have actually improved. I do have a prescription for speech therapy, which my wonderful doctor feels will keep them in better working condition. Since talking is just about my favorite activity, I plan to look into this in the fall.
The last test I wanted to do this summer was a hearing test. I've been having trouble hearing in restaurants and in places with a lot of peripheral noise. I knew it wasn't my imagination, and the test confirmed the moderate hearing loss I know that I have. I liked the audiologist a lot and we had a very good discussion about hearing aids. It's not a critical issue at this time, but it might improve the quality of my life a lot and I am thinking very seriously about it. The words, hearing aids, sound very drastic, but I am looking at it as I look at using glasses, which is not very drastic at all. I'd love thoughts, experiences concerning using hearing aids. Can anyone comment on their own experience or close relatives or friends -- good and not so good. I want to collect as much data as possible before I move ahead on this. I know I can count on my blog buddies once again.
Had a big evening event for work tonight and I need to head off to the land of sweet dreams. My treat for tomorrow night is blog visiting and I am so looking forward to catching up. Sweet dreams to my dear blog buddies.