Choose only the best when finding a partner? Shopping or investment?
Look only at the best in the partner? Bias?
Choose the good (may not be the best),
look at the good (and acknowledge something not so good), and
bring out the best in the partner?
This may be love ... I think.
There is a lot to learn in love. :)
My sharing, related to this interesting article.
3) I hate noisy environments. When alone, I can turn the hearing aids off or switch to a low-volume mode. But with friends, I need to concentrate and rely more on lip reading. This can't be avoided. Places with delicious food tend to be places with lots of people, naturally. :)
5) I keep spare batteries in my belt bags which I always carry. Can't take the risk. :)
6) The reason that I changed to in-the-canal model is not about appearance. My sweat was the main reason that my former behind-the-ear hearing aids got wet and then malfunctioned, nearly once every year. Perhaps BTE models are now better in water resistance?
8) The hearing aids are so expensive that I never used them while playing sports. [Like the author, I used to play football too, :)]
An interesting video. I discussed with a friend a few days ago about what it means to be "normal" for people with disabilities. I cannot speak for others. I can only speak for me.
Feeling comfortable to talk about hard of hearing, like many other daily life issues people talk about, is the normal life I want.
Telling me that I am "normal" and treating me as a "normal" person, as if I were *not* hard of hearing, this is *not* normal.
Avoiding to talk about disabilities is *not* normal.