I havent been blogging much because I have been so busy being the new newsletter editor for my HLAA chapter. Its sure is hard work but I enjoy every minute of it and I am glad I have the opportunity to do something like this. Another reason is beautiful I spend each day with my precious niece. She is getting so big!!! Time sure does fly. I have been teaching her to sign MILK for a few weeks now and I love when she watches me while Im doing it. I also sign & sing TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR and she just giggles!
Lately- the sounds are starting to get to much for my ears. I get alot of headaches. I know Im not used to all this noise, but at times I really cant wear my aids. The sound gets to be too much that I rather be signing and NOT TALKING. This past week as well I havent been talking much because the sounds the banging or pans or someone talking and I just I dont know why I cannot handle the noise. I am waiting for my insurance to pick up again because they messed up on something once that is taken care of I am going for speech therapy 2x a week my audiologist recommended because I am having a problem of " TALKING TOO LOUD". Even a very good friend of mine who is deaf ( wears bilateral Cochlear Implants) say can you talk a little quieter. She deafinitely understands I CANNOT HEAR MY OWN VOICE*. ALOT of people dont understand ( especially hearing people) that I CANNOT HEAR MY OWN VOICE & to sit and explain why I cannot hear my own voice (which i have no idea why i cant w/ the aids on) its just pointless because they always say " SHHH YOUR TALKING TO LOUD". So I will be learning how to monitor my voice. I havent been in speech therapy since I graduated High School that was 6 years ago. It's time to start again I think I lost most of my skills. Its hard not being able to communicate. I'm also having trouble on the cell phone as well and conversations. Gotta figure out whats going on.
I went for my new AVG test last month and I DONT have MENIERE'S but I have really bad recrutment and vertigo! So thats another thing I have to get going on.
Do you talk LOUD?? If so what do you do to help monitor it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Have a great day!