It is cold, cold, cold. Hopefully this cold snap will soon be over.
I went for my hearing test this morning at 11:30 AM. This time it was at an audiology clinic that does not sell hearing aids. Amazing what a difference that makes. This time I also had all the appropriate tests done.
The audiologist was excellent and explained the results to me. Apparently my hearing has decreased by 20% from a year ago. However, this can happen with Meniere’s disease. I guess this explains why I no longer hear my door bell or my phone unless it is right beside me. Annoying to say the least.
During some of the tests I sat in a sound proof room and she sat in an adjoining room with a window. She read words to me through a microphone and I repeated the words back to her. I thought I had done quite well. Then she repeated the test but this time she held a piece of paper over her mouth. Wow, what a difference that made. I had no idea how much I relied on lip reading.
This audiologist told me that even though my hearing had deteriorated I did not need a hearing aid. Thank goodness I did not listen to the Snake Oil Salesman.