Plastic, Metal Instruments, A Pipe Cleaner, Super Glue, and Expensive Technology

Trying, at the moment, to change the tubing of my hearing aid. I haven’t always had to do this in my long history of being hearing-impaired because I had new earmolds for growing ears often enough that the tubing just came with the earmolds. But now that I’m an Adult and my ears have gotten to the size they want to be, I’ve been given a kit and the frustrating task of doing it myself every time the tubing gets rock hard. At this point, I have to get a pliable peice of plastic through a tiny, non-pliable, jagged hole and out through the other side. There are other steps to the process, but the first one is the hardest. I’ve got all the tools scattered about this counter that the computer is also on. I’m getting curious looks from people who show up on the other side of the counter, wanting to take a test, but I don’t particularly care when I’m buried in frustration. I just want to be able to hear functionally with two ears again. Arg.


About The Original Kate

Along with artistic tendencies, Kate enjoys unusual people and is constantly striving for some sort of nonconformity. Kate offers a perspective that is thoughtful but well-written and full of images within the words. Other tidbits that might intrigue: she has very long auburn hair, and, you guessed it, her favorite color is orange.

Posted on February 21, 2006, in From Rabid-Mormon Land Known As Utah. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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