Recently, my church sponsored a health fair. Representatives from AccuQuest Hearing Centers were among the many vendors.
Since I sometimes think that Mr. Non-Compliant (my dear husband, for new readers to my blog) doesn’t hear me, I suggested we both get our ears checked.
To say that this brilliant idea backfired on me is a major understatement.
I volunteered to go first for the ear inspection. Of course, I never thought that I had any type of problem. I was merely doing this to get him to play along.
There was a computer screen in front of me, and I could see the inside of my ear as the little camera was taking a peak. Much to my dismay, one eardrum was completely hidden from view due to a huge blob of earwax.
Really? I’m looking out for my loved one, with ulterior motives of course, and THIS is what happens?
Really. I believe that God has quite a sense of humor.
Big. Time. Backfire.
This prompted me to make an appointment at AccuQuest for a FREE HEARING EVALUATION.
During my appointment, Dr. Joshua Elzinga reviewed my ear history and explained how we hear, and what happens when our ability to hear is diminished.
Since the sounds we hear are ultimately interpreted in our brains, hearing loss can lead to dementia, as well as social isolation and frustrated loved ones.
As with any health condition, the earlier hearing loss is detected, the better the outcome.
So this is what happened: Dr. Josh cleared out the wax, explained how the hearing test was done, and did the test. The actual test itself took about 10 minutes. The total time I spent in the office was an hour. If you don’t have earwax to be excavated, your visit will probably be shorter.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GET YOUR HEARING CHECKED! This is important for your overall health.
This evaluation was 100% FREE. Since I chose to have the screening done, the wax removal was free as well.
I have next year’s appointment on the calendar, since yearly check-ups are a very good idea.
There are multiple locations across the country. I visited the Highland location in the Porte De Leau Shopping Center on 45th Avenue.
As for Mr. Non-Compliant, well, he still needs to call Christina to make his appointment. The good news for me is that my hearing is fine, especially since I no longer have a blob of wax preventing those sound waves from reaching my eardrum.
To Your Health,
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”― Roy T. Bennett