Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hard of hearing

i've got a hearing loss in both of my ears, causing it to be difficult to hear at times. Lately, it's been worse than normal, causing me to not be able to hear when Master makes a request of me. And that bothers me, because i always want to be able to hear Master and am embarrassed when i must ask him to repeat what he's said.

What's terrible is that i'm so young to have hearing problems, and they're only going to get worse as i get older. i'm terrified of the day when i will be fully deaf and won't be able to hear the subtle tones in Master's voice. i don't know what i'm going to do when that day arrives.

But mostly, i don't know a proper way to ask Master to repeat himself. i can lip read, but only if i'm looking at the person. Over the phone, obviously that's not possible. So when Master is giving me orders and i can't see him, it's a problem for me and i can't hear, but saying "huh?" or "will You please repeat that?" seem to be incredibly rude. i just don't know what to do and don't know anyone else in a similar situation to ask help from.

1 comment:

Wookie Chewbacca Chewie said...

Horrible situation that you are going ...