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Hearing test went Ok.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So I do have some hearing damage but not associated with the perforation. That was small and healed well, although there was still dried blood in my ear. Doctor said it would all come out eventually. My hearing lost seems to be in the higher ranges. The tech asked me had I been around any loud noises. Ha ha Well of course, all the concerts, dance clubs, motorcycle riding, living just down the road from LAX when I worked at Rockwell International (aerospace company that no longer exists). I would also add surfing damage you get to your ears from being in the ocean water. I also swam anywhere I could and as often in pools of friends or the apartments I lived in. None of this on its own is bad, but it all adds up to damage over the years. So I will have to return in a year to have another exam.

The worse part about the doctors visit was the waiting. I have a 9:30am appointment, asked to be there up 15 mins. early. So 10 o'clock rolls around and I am still sitting in waiting room. I get into to have the test and they put you in a small room and close the door. I hate being in small enclosed spaces. Then I think I am done and can leave. No tech. says I have to see the doctor, out to the waiting room @ 10:25am, back in patient room @ 10:45am. Wait some more see the doctor, talk and get out there after 11am. I just hate waiting on doctors.

Then I went to the market on the way home. I was very tired after that, so didn't do too much for a couple of hours. Then I did my 4 part cleaning of my new wood floors, that takes about an hour. Took Phred for his 1 block walk, and then went to Lowes with Jeff afterwards.
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DDOORN 7/1/2013 9:39AM

    Good for you for taking care of yourself!

Me? I've allowed my hearing loss to go. I've been tested twice in the past few years. Course I don't need a test to tell me my hearing is shot. Playing in a rock band in my younger years, concerts and the like...sheesh, the price we think we WON'T have to pay!

Still have yet to bite the bullet and get hearing aids. Insurance coverage is so paltry. And then there is yet one more gadget to lose, break, etc. Excuses, excuses...lol.

Don

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BARBARASDIET 6/30/2013 2:26PM

    My late husband got so annoyed with the waiting at one point that he told the doctor that they could call him if he was running late, and if he waited more than 30 minutes when he was there, he would leave. It actually worked.

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TXGRANDMA 6/25/2013 10:27PM

    I hate the waiting too, but at least you got an answer about your hearing. Glad it wasn't severely damaged from the perforation! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 6/25/2013 10:11PM

    I hate doctors offices too and one time they forgot about me and when I finally said some thing then they quickly got the doctor in to see me.

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JAMER123 6/25/2013 10:03PM

    IT is amazing how we don't know we have a loss of hearing at a specific range but it makes sense when protection wasn't the thing to do "back then". Sorry to hear but hoping all will stabilize for you with your next visit. And I also don't like the wait, going back and forth all the time. It is so tiring. My Dr. has a posted sign that if 15 mins. has gone by, let the receptionist know but that doesn't cover the in side the office wait. My book and water "give me comfort".
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_LINDA 6/25/2013 9:50PM

    I guess that is a reasonable hearing report. Waiting on Doctors is par for the course here. I once had a 2 pm appointment with my specialist. As I watched people come in and go, when I was the last patient waiting, it was 5 pm when I finally got called. I was livid, it was so unfair others with later appointments were seen ahead of me. The secretary said blame the Dr., and she did apologize for my wait, but I am guessing it was the secretary and she was passing the buck. At my family Dr.'s office they place the folders in order the people come in so there is no mistaking who is next.
Speaking of loud noises, I have to wonder how many people who have those ear buds in are going to be having hearing problems later on with all that sound blasting directly at the ears. Most of the time, I can hear what they are playing, so its not like they have it on low volume. I found I could not even tolerate listening to one for an hour -it made me deaf for a while after, in spite of putting it on the lowest volume I could hear. The things we do to ourselves...

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LIVERGIVER 6/25/2013 8:37PM

    Sounds like quite a day. Glad the hearing damage wasn't any worse!

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