Thursday, October 21, 2010

October blog challenge-Day 21 — Something you know you do differently than most people

Day 21 — Something you know you do differently than most people

At first I was not sure what exactly it was I did differently than most but the answer came from my hubby!

What you may or may not know is that I am 95% deaf. I went deaf when I was 36 years old for an unknown reason. A couple of years later I received a cochlear implant.

This is not the one I received but similar.  If you would like to learn more go here.  cochlear implants 

So, what I do differently is I hear differently. The cochlear allows sound through the processor for my brain to "hear". It works pretty well for me but sometimes I still have problems with basic hearing.

An example of that would be an incident today.

I work in a book store as a cashier. I deal with customers all day asking me questions as well. Today I had a woman from another country (with a HEAVY accent) come in. Let's just say I was unable to read her lips (which I also do pretty well) and due to her accent I simply could not understand what she needed. I had to ask another co-worker for help.

I also do not always hear or understand well on a phone. I do ok but not always great.

So, there you have it...I hear differently than most people.
How about you? What do you do differently?

~Peace, Naila Moon

1 comment:

  1. Great blog, as I knew it would be, and as Billy Joel once sang, "I love, just the way you are.


Thank you for reading and dropping by. I always appreciate your comments. ~Naila Moon