Finally got tested.

@fawcey (928)
Australia
June 8, 2007 3:34am CST
I finally went and got my hearing checked today. I have no actually hearing loss which is good, but apparently I have a problem with processing information?! I can hear sound but the words don't form proberly so it seems to me as though I can't hear? Has anyone ever heard of this or suffer from it? I was told if I was younger they could do something but cos of my age there isn't much worth doing. I feel kind of let down but also relieved that I am not going deaf. I suppose I have lived with it forever so I'll just do what I always have and put up with it.
3 responses
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
Oh you poor thing, how horrible....I have never heard of it, but its a real shame that they cannot do anything about it, you old bat...Its great that you are not goin deaf.
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
Old bat!! Have you been talking to my hubby? Apparently if I lived in America they could do something but here in OZ it's a no show. I still have selective deafness!!
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
Hehehe...Your only young and your age was the reason they cant do it, they make you sound like you are over the hill.... I suppose selective deafness is a good thing to have sometimes.... Oh, hows hubbies head ????
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
I think his head all right, just his pride that is still suffering!!! Hasn't caught any cats yet!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Hmmm, I don't know whether I would be happy with this result or not. I'm thinking that I would rather have a hearing problem, at least they may be able to do something about it. So, 'cos you're an old woman now, they won't do anything about it. No, just kidding. Oh, well, good luck living with it, I'm sure your family will understand!
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
I cant say I am really all that happy. I hope my family do understand, I know I can get annoying always asking them to repeat themselves. Thanks muscare.:)
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
I'm sure they do. Hey, at least you're not deaf!!
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
22 Jun 07
I suppose. It seems like I am deaf though, I keep saying what all the time.
@Dumpertaker (1188)
28 Jun 07
Sorry to hear about your results, but I'm so glad you finally got round to getting your hearing tested. Maybe I have this wrong, but it sounds me like you have the hearing equivalent of dyslexia...at least now you know what the problem is, which is kinda good, but it's sad there is nothing they can really do about it just because of your age (isn't that discrimination?). The kinda good thing as you mentioned was the fact that you have lived with this for a while so it's kinda easier for you to handle as you have adapted over the years if that makes sense. Well, as I mentioned when I urged you to get tested, if you need to talk drop me a PM, I'm here for you ok?
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
Yeah I agree I am not that old!! Though they didn't really tell me what they could have done if I was "younger" anyway. Thanks again.