Well the audiology appointment was a bust! I was assured in several emails from Vocational Rehabilitation that the appointment, paperwork & an interpreter would be ready for me on the 3rd. (after a failed appointment last January due to no paperwork sent). My SSP (need an explanation?) picked me up & we drove an hour and half one way to the appointment. Upon arrival the Audiology Center informs me that my appointment was for the 5th! Sooo, back home I go and wait 2 days....
Thursday arrives, my SSP and I again make the long haul to the city. First there was no interpreter, I can understand that, it's hard to book one on short notice. We finally go in and sit with the Audiologist and she says "What can we do for you today?" So I explain the whole story again, my C.I. broke, need a replacement, VR sent me here.....
"Well all we have here from them is an authorization for a hearing test"
(I flash a look of "WTH" at my SSP)
"Let's go into the booth and test you then". She puts on headphones and tells me "Raise your hand when you hear anything"
Three minutes later she returns to the booth "Ok, we're all done"...I didn't raise my hand once!
"Yep, you're deaf"
"No shit Sherlock" I mutter....
Sooo, after I return home I fire off some e-mails to my VR Counselor & learned that she's now currently on a leave of absence and the new one was speechless at the lack of progress and confusion. So today (Friday) my new counselor has been making phone calls and e-mailing me and saying she's working on it. So I'm hoping better progress would be made here on out.
Now I wanted to share some results so far in the Poll I gave:
25% said "Cover Up"
56% said "Show Off"
19% said "Don't Care"
After sharing my last post on several forums I've had varying reasons ranging from "I want people to see me for ME and not my H.A. or C.I." to "If people don't see my C.I., how would they know they need to face me to talk to me?" Which are all valid reasons, and some even disagreed with my reasons for covering up. Sorry y'all I was talking from my own experiences growing up with H.A.s and all.
Now I'd like to expand the poll a bit if y'all don't mind:
Soooo I will update y'all any further news, but for now I'm stuck with the Tinnitus and "ear-worms"
One finds limits by pushing them" ~ Herbert Simon