Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Those words make me mad!

My current neuro is chatty, personable, and competent, the last being the most important. He took away my driver's license years ago when he learned I was using my cane to work the clutch. Or was it the brake?

He wants a hearing test. My first and last was shortly after the diagnosis. Verdict: nerve damage. Prescription: nothing. Nothing can be done for nerve damage.

"Those words make me mad?" Huh? What words?

He told me that he didn't believe nothing could be done. Wouldn't I want amplification? Well, it would help, maybe, except that the deafness fades in and out, depending on my neural health.

More testing would be okay, I guess, if the insurance would cover it. Last time we wound up paying $400 out of pocket for the series. I'm told hearing aids cost lots more, and aren't very well covered.

However, it would be nice to hear cars coming up behind on the left again. So many near misses, so far. One time they almost got the HuggaMutt. I try to keep her out of intersections now.

We left it at that. Just another expense to me.

Little Pond

1 comment:


Sometimes, when I really don't WANT to hear someone, I position them on my LEFT ear...been HOH in that ear since childhood and now it serves a wonderful purpose! LOL But to not hear traffic? Sounds (no pun intended) like further investigation might be the way to go...for the Huggamutt if for no other reason (what about YOU?!?)

Linda D. in Seattle