They that have ears to hear
Monday November 21st 2022, 8:33 pm
Filed under: Life

I wouldn’t have wanted to say I was desperate nor to have admitted it to myself, for that matter.

They had me come in an hour after I called this morning, which was wonderful.

The tech asked me what the problem was? I told her that Saturday the right hearing aid was simply dead. Entirely. I’d tried switching batteries between the two and that clearly wasn’t the problem.

She had me hand her both–cleaning them was a good idea as long as I was there–and then she, from behind her mask, asked me a few more questions.

I explained that without my hearing aids I’d once been oblivious to a fire alarm going off; could I step back several paces and have her lower her mask so I could lipread?

She did, and we did our best from there. She went off to a room that away and I sat down to knit. When she came back, she showed me what had happened: the connecter piece between ear and hearing aid was broken. It was under warranty. They could send it in, no charge.

I’m seeing my grandkids tomorrow, I told her, and I so want to be able to hear the little ones.

I’d never seen her before, I don’t know if she was from the other office covering someone’s holiday-week hours or what, but she had just seen just how deaf I am.

Hang on a second.

She conferred with the other tech. She called someone, apparently her boss, and then she disappeared in the back.

They did, they had one in stock on hand for that brand and model of that hearing aid and she fixed it. No charge, happy Thanksgiving!

I managed not to burst into tears as I gave her my heartfelt, Thank you!

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Oh, how wonderful! I’m so glad they did that, so you can hear Thanksgiving.

Comment by ccr in MA 11.22.22 @ 5:52 am

Sometimes people are more kind and gracious than we can possibly imagine. (Mark 4:9) And some people have the nerve to say that the age of miracles has passed. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Comment by Lynn 11.22.22 @ 7:59 am

Happy, happy Thanksgiving indeed! Did you decide what color her hat or scarf will be? Wishing you all a great Thanksgiving.

Comment by DebbieR 11.22.22 @ 8:28 am

Oh, what a lovely story. I’m grateful that she listened to you and took your concerns seriously. Have a wonderful family visit!

Comment by NGS 11.22.22 @ 9:00 am

How very special!!! Enjoy!!! You did ask about her favorite color, right?

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 11.22.22 @ 10:24 am

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