Can you hear me now?

I have to admit that I’m getting to be a bit annoyed by the deafening sound of my hearing.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been sitting on the couch with my head bowed in a way that I can’t quite describe.

It’s not as loud as a car horn or the sound of a loud television set, but it’s just too quiet.

I can hear the sound, but I can barely hear my own breathing.

When I try to talk, my voice just doesn’t sound right.

I tried talking to people and I could barely make out what they were saying.

I had no idea what was going on.

I don’t have any hearing aids, and I can only hear the noise around me.

So far, I haven’t been able to hear what I am hearing.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to compensate for this lack of hearing.

I’ve tried listening to music, listening to podcasts, or even taking a walk.

I tried reading a book, but that was just to the point.

I just felt like I couldn’t be heard at all.

Now, it’s not all bad.

I have a hearing aid and a lot of the other things that I needed help with in my life, such as making phone calls, texting, or checking emails, have improved.

But the fact that I couldn, in fact, hear them, just makes it worse.

I have a good memory and I have good ideas and plans for the future.

I know what I want to do for the rest of my life.

I’m excited about the future, and there is so much potential in it.

However, the deafness is not a thing of the past.

I still have a lot to learn about how to hear, how to be heard, and what to do if I do need help.

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