By Chelle of SayWhatClub Blog / LipreadingMom.com Guest Blogger
I love the idea of coming out with our hearing aids and not being ashamed of them. There are too many cool hearing aids out there now to hide them.
A few years ago, I attended a graduation party. I was in the kitchen with several people I didn’t know. I told them I was hard of hearing—that way they knew they might have to repeat. Conversation slowed as if they were embarrassed for me, so I told them I had really cool hearing aids! I whipped one off my ear and showed it to them: translucent red with black trim.
When I looked up, all mouths were hanging open. They couldn’t believe I shared my hearing aid with them.
I laughed! The look on their faces was priceless.
They asked more questions about hearing loss after that. I hope I showed them hearing loss is nothing to be ashamed of.
Do you wear your hearing aids or cochlear implants with flair? If not, Lipreading Mom encourages you to…then send me your ear photo for SHOW ME YOUR EARS!