By: Sara Lundquist
I thought we would all appreciate a little humor in our lives at time to time. I need to share this little funny experience our family had lately. My family contains myself, the mom, I have moderate hearing loss and try to keep our household in order. My husband is a welder that has worked in an industrial setting for more than 20 years. I have a soon 11 year old daughter that loves to roll her eyes at her mom. Last but not least a 5 year old son that has a mild hearing loss.
My husband’s employer tests everyones hearing once a year. A big semi comes to the plant and parks outside and you are assigned a time to go in the booth. Well this past year my husbands hearing seemed to drop way down. I was shocked and so was he. We kept looking to see what last year and this years audiogram and I couldn’t believe the drop. I didn’t think he seemed to have a hearing loss. Maybe I am not the best judge but he doesn’t ask for things to be repeated too often. He has the tv volume much lower than I do. So we had to wait till he could get into the doctor and they do a more comprehensive test.
I had a lot of worry over that time period. I am wondering would he need hearing aids. How are we going to afford this. They are not cheap at all and just forked out money for this item. I was thinking of my son who we were doing his new IEP at the time and we were putting in things like using the FM system and sitting in a certain part of the room. My mind was on overdrive and this just seemed to pull me over.
Well the day came and my husband had to go in. He came home with a huge smile on his face and this is what they found…..He had fallen asleep in his first test. Can you believe that, he fell asleep. He just says well I went to work at 4:30am I was tired and that booth in the truck was so quiet and warm, and a nice chair. He fell asleep, his hearing is fine. I just had to laugh. Sometimes that is all you can do is shake your head and laugh.