One would think that having been a mother of a hard of hearing child for nearly 3 1/2 years, that I would be more, shall we say, responsible where the hearing aids are concerned. Especially when the hearing aids belong to a five year old boy.
Yes. One would think.
One would think that when I am frustrated with the repeating and repeating and repeating of questions, answers and statements all weekend long, that I would think to listen to the hearing aids that my 5 year old little boy wears.
One would think.
One would think that rather than be frustrated with my five year old little boy (who doesn’t seem to be hearing me correctly) that I would investigate the reason, rather than become frustrated with a little boy. Who can’t hear me.
One would think.
But not me.
For I am rare.
I became frustrated.
And told him all weekend, “you need to listen better, Henry.”
To be fair, I did check the batteries.
And I even cleaned out his ears really well. They were pretty clean to begin with. (Just thought I’d throw that in there.)
Sooo. On to the troubleshooting section of the hearing aid brochure. (I love the troubleshooting section of things.)
Apparently the “wind and weather” protectors on hearing aids are not to be ingnored.
The wind and weather protectors on Henry’s hearing aids had become so clogged that very little sound was getting through to the microphone.
Oh, and by reading the brochure, I found that they should be changed every few months. Alrighty then.
It has been two years. Mm-hm.
Nice. Very nicely done, Mom.
A responsible parent listens to the hearing aids daily to make sure there isn’t a problem.
You know, like a reduction in clarity. Or decreased output. Or whistling.
Maybe I should try that.