It’s the little things that make a difference when you are “hearing again”.
This morning we had to put my daughter’s cat, Mandie to sleep. Kyersten is a junior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She doesn’t have a car and yet through friends was able to get home. (We currently only have one car and couldn’t do it).
It was a series of phone calls – some in a panic, to get all the plans just right so that she could get home in time. The cat could not wait. I’m just amazed at what a difference being able to hear on the phone means even in the midst of a small family crisis.
Not only could I hear to communicate plans, etc., but when we went to the vet I could hear whispered voices as the technicians tried to remain sensitive to the reason we were there. WHISPERED VOICES.
I am so thankful for cochlear implant technology and for being able to “hear again”. I’m certain that if I had not been able to have CI surgery, we would have still found a way through family crisis without my hearing. However… it just makes the biggest difference. You just really can’t imagine what it means unless you’ve lost your hearing and regained it through cochlear implants.
I do not take it for granted.
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