Tuesday, October 16, 2012

From The Hearing Test Room Floor

Here I am again back in this cube...my ears filled with pressure from the instruments.  Prior to putting in the hardware she asks if I notice a change and I admitted yes.  Then leaving the room the test begins. 

outside
hardware
playground
him
sit
sat
???
icecream
???

The voice comes blaring into my ear pieces and I repeat the words back to her.  I think to myself about the two words I missed and realize that if she would have been standing in front of me I would have understood.  But in the absence of lips to read and a logical pattern my mind could not identify what she said. 

Reading lips must have become a common practice for me over the past year.  I even felt my head turn slightly to the side out of instinct as if I could possibly see her.
 
Then she notifies me that the beeps are starting.  Here we go...