Telling someone about a hearing issue works if you make it funny. Going for a walk with total strangers can be scary, or not, depending on what you think. I decided it was going to be great fun and leaped in.
The tour guide was nervous, so telling him that one of his party might wander off due to not hearing him, made everyone laugh. It’s also a great excuse if you are the sort of person who is likely to stop and look at something and then wonder where everyone is!
They wanted to know about hearing, but a ten-second response was not going to work. Then someone asked:
“How are you managing?”
“I’m fine, there is no issue. I just am.”
That confused her or maybe she was alarmed as I jumped in the air. It was a fascinating walk and talk about the history of a place and I was happy and I think that when you’re happy, all problems disappear. So that’s it; make yourself happy. It takes a moment to decide to give yourself a break and have a new experience. Those people were all kind, smiley, interesting people and we all had a great time.
To your happy time!
PS. The book is coming out soon! It’s for everyone.
- Avalon Hearing Center’s “Living with Hearing Loss” Seminar Series in Sacramento Adds Four New Dates (prweb.com)
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