I haven’t posted before, so I hope that this is okay. I have recently been fitted with hearing aids after many years of having a mild hearing loss with it drastically decreasing to a more moderate/severe loss over the last few years. Anyway, I finally realized how much it was impacting me both professionally (PhD student) and socially (also 24).
I am having trouble dealing with the emotions of my new “ears.” It is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I have heard things for the first time in years–not sure if I ever heard some of them before. And, behind me for the first time. I’ve had to process all this new information and I just don’t know what to do with it. I’ve LOVE hearing at the same time.
I can’t really explain…I’ve used all my knowledge in a similar PhD field to attempt to understand these, but it has not.
I guess I’m looking for suggestions on how to get over the overwhelmness?