Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hearing the Ocean

The other night I went with my friend to the beach. Since I couldn't exercise I decided to go down by the water to hear the ocean for the first time. My entire life I wore hearing aids up until I couldnt benefit from them anymore. It's amazing that I can hear the ocean with my processor. I didnt have the opportunity to hear water growing up.

Hearing the ocean with my processor for the very first time was overwhelming for me. I didn't get the chance to do this last summer with my first implant because the implant failed.

At first the waves seemed so loud because I was standing right in the water. After a few minutes the water became so peaceful to me. I wanted to sit there all night.

I had the perfect night for this moment. There was a clear sky and full moon.  I even took an eight minute video so I can listen to the waves over and over again. That night when I came home before bed I listened to the waves again.

© 2012 My personal Hearing Loss blog


Frieda Loves Bread said...

Sounds like a perfect moment for you! (pun intended!)

For many people, this is "white noise," the sounds that calm people and help them sleep: rain falling, birds chirping, waves rolling in and out...

My son has a machine that produces these sounds and help him fall asleep.

We don't live anywhere near an ocean, so it is a rare treat for me to enjoy it!

Danielle said...

Hi Frieda! It sure was an amazing moment. I uploaded a video since you said you dont live near the ocean :)

I didn't know they make white noise machines.

Brandon McBride said...

That must have been an amazing experience. I feel like I've taken advantage of moments like those - the ones that seem simple and taken for granted because I've grown up with them.