Thursday, February 11, 2010

I got the power!

It's like this.
My bionic ears, aka Desdemona and Hortense, are callibrated to my maximum hearing loss (approx 70%).

But here's the thing: my hearing fluctuates.
So when it's not too bad, D & H amplify every sound so that I can hear worms turning the earth. In Australia.
The volume control is not sufficently adjustable to turn it down to a more normal level.

I don't mind really. It makes life ... interesting.
Yesterday, for example, I was sitting on the bus and found I could hear both sides of other people's mobile conversations. Which was even more remarkable as I can't hear my own phone.

Like I say, interesting. It would have been even more so if the conversation I was eavesdropping on had been in English, but you can't have everything.

Anyway, I'm thinking about auditioning for Heroes if only I can convince them my power isn't dependant on digital devices. Please don't shop me ...


Queenie said...

But you're already a hero. Debi The Mega Mentor, whose hearing may not be so great (every hero needs a flaw) but whose powers of literary perception are legendary.

Debi said...

Ha! Welcome to the mutual admiration society, Mega Mentee.

I've posted on Facebook re how proud I am of you - without identifying you. One of these days, you're going to have to come out of the shadows, y'know.

Unknown said...

Oh you can say that again, Queenie - she's a right rum 'un.

My hero any day!

Debi said...

Rum? Did someone say rum?