Laura's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Let me start out by apologizing to Judith Viorst who wrote the children's classic Alexander's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. But having said that let me tell you why my day was so awful.
I went to bed last night and took my hearing aids off and my glasses and laid them on my night stand like I do every night. This morning when I got up only one of my hearing aids was there. Well, I thought I must have knocked it on the floor, which I've done before. But this time, I couldn't find it anywhere! I took everything off the night stand, looked under the bed, moved the chaise, went through the laundry, moved the covers on the bed.... You get the idea.
I knew right away that I was not going to be able to get by with one hearing aid. I felt so unbalanced and couldn't hear very well. So I pulled out my first set of aids. They still work, except my hearing has worsened since I put those up and I didn't think to reprogram them. Doctor, heal thyself, right? I noticed almost immediately that my tinnitus really kicked up. Now, whether that was because I wasn't hearing as well as I do with my normal aids or my tinnitus kicked up because of the anxiety of losing my aid I don't know but either way it was very annoying. Then I remembered my last set of hearing aids and found them and that was better. Although, again, I didn't think to keep them programmed to my current hearing loss so I've turned them up all day.
Now, the great news. I went back into the bedroom after dinner tonight and decided to be more methodical about going through the bed. I pulled back the bedspread, nothing. I pulled back the blanket, and Eureka! my hearing aid was at the foot of the bed! How in the heck it got there I have no idea. But I'm so grateful to have found it that I'm not going to ask it any questions.
Have you ever lost your hearing aid? Tell us about it. And we will be happy to program your old hearing aids to your current loss when you decide it's time to get new technology. Because we don't want you to ever have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day because of your hearing.