“If I wasn’t deaf…”

I’d call my family one by one on the phone first!

I had a couple of interesting questions from a reader and I will address them one by one in the next few post…yes one post per question, they deserve that much seeing how interesting they were.
So thanks to the reader for these very interesting questions…and no I did not mind you asking one bit, in fact I am glad you did. πŸ˜‰

The reader didn’t want me to mention them so I respect that.

The first was :

“If I wasn’t deaf…what would I do?”

Now this is an interesting question which I have of course thought about but not more than a few times really.
I enjoy what I have… πŸ˜‰

But here it did get me thinking because if several things, one day with the way technology going it may happen!

Also if I share this with you, maybe just maybe some of you will have a few extra things and places to go with the nice weather and holiday breaks…and it may well spark a bit of the “hhhm I take that for granted” thinking… Β πŸ˜›

Which is always good… πŸ˜†

But there is something I need to say because I do believe this…

The real question would be :

If I woke up tomorrow morning and didn’t need to put my hearing aid in and it was the traffic noise that woke me up…could I cope?

I would be in shock I imagine… πŸ™‚

Nice shock though… πŸ˜‰

Supposing that was the case, I would try and phone my family but here lies an issue I HAVE thought alot about.
I lipread, now I also hear so say you were facing me and talking to me, I could hear your voice and lipread your words, but cover your lips with you hand and carry on talking I now only hear your voice…see there is just a voice, like listening to the radio for me.

I need to lipread and that is something I would need to undo a little and by that I mean I would literally have to learn to hear words clearly, actually make sense of that voice.

Is THAT doable? I have no idea at all.
Looking forward to finding out if it is, if ever I do get that moment which in all honesty I doubt I will.

But there ARE things I could immediately experience as it’s all now clearer and louder.

Listening to the birds and actually hearing the real difference to each call, bird.

Laying down in a long grass and listening to the silence interrupted by crickets and grasshoppers, ah the memories of that… see I have heard these things, but when you are a kid you do hear better.

But here are a few things I would listen too…more often!

Sitting on the beach and listening to the waves gently slap the shore under the moonlight.

Going to the woods to hear the sounds of nature, the birds and everything else.

Taking the kids to the funfair to hear their laughter.

Listening to the kids sing their little songs.

Tales around a campfire.

The sound of the water and fish tail splashing when fishing in a quiet spot.

The owls at night.

Sweet nothings whispered into your ear by a loved one!
(Just feels great, do they ever really say things?) Β πŸ˜‰

The sound of music!

The beautifully played music of the lone blind busker…Don’t just pass them by! πŸ˜‰

The sad but romantically heart poking sound of the lone violin.

The deep haunting bellow of the whales!

The sound of SILENCE!!! There is alot of answers in that there!

Most of all I’d just appreciate what I gain more. πŸ˜‰

I’d apprecaite what I can share with others, that’s experiences, priceless..

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2 Responses to “If I wasn’t deaf…”

  1. Kevin says:

    If you weren’t deaf, I could call you up and we could chat on Skype. Instead, I’ll have to wait until we get over to Britain and I can see you face to face instead.

  2. Rob
    Twitter: robsellen

    I’s have skyped ya by now IF I weren’t ;o)

    Thanks… look forward to meeting you and the lovely wife too. ;o)



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