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  • nancichannel3communications-ca

    February 26, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Hi Anthony and Noa,
    Wow, that is a lot to think about, Anthony.

    I have about 40% hearing loss in both ears and wear hearing aids, which changes how I hear certain things (I play cello and my new hearing aids make the open A string tuning sound like I’ve got a super-vibrato going on…). I have been working with an audiologist to tweak the settings – she had me bring in my cello so that we could test them. I wonder if your other ear will adjust and/or compensate for you? Is a hearing aid a possibility for your left ear? I have heard that sometimes also helps with tinnitus.

    I think it’s wonderful that you are looking for ways to stay positive now, before you go through this ordeal. One of my colleagues recently introduced me to a power word challenge. I chose a word (he has an e-book with some suggestions or you can create your own), and then found a way each day to reflect on that word and what it meant – for example, posting on instagram, writing in a journal, taking a photo, etc. I did a 30-day challenge and it really helped me stay positive and focused. Happy to forward you his e-book if you think it would help!
    Take care,

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