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Do it.<br><br>
The world is much noisier than I ever imagined and for the first couple of months I found myself turning it off a lot because it was overhwelming at times. And sometimes at work I still do - my office is near the ambulatory surgery and every so often someone profoundly MR or with dementia makes lots of noise and I can tune them right out.<br><br>
But you must do this. The world is richer and sound is fuller, and with more frequencies than I knew there were. I thought everything was bass. Well, there's treble, too.
 

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I used to be able to hear kids whispering at the other side of the classrrom.<br><br>
No longer, and my hearing tester said he hoped I wasn't an opera afficianado because I'd miss a few of the high notes.<br><br>
Mother was right about going to loud rock concerts.<br><br>
Who knew???
 

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Rock concerts and aging. Pffft. Actually, though, I've been slightly deaf since childhood.
 

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DO IT NOW.<br><br>
When you're young and the neurons can still be trained. The problem, as Sue pointed out is not the volume (loudness) but the volume (amount) of sound. The alien-ness of it, it just doesn't sound "right" at first. Waving a piece of paper in the air sounds like sheet metal.<br><br>
But your brain gets trained - if you're still young enough - and now it's second nature. I couldn't live without it, and I'm thankful I made the investment.<br><br>
Good for you Sue!
 

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Grizz, it was awful at first! And now I can't stand not having it in.
 

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Feels like you've plugged your ear with cotton when the hearing aid is out, right?
 

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Yes! And I only hear low sounds.<br><br>
Kimbro, yes, I did. And it's fabulous! I finally found my niche - I'm the computer geek nurse.<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Edited to add: And thanks for asking!
 
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