During my short trip to my sister's house, Mom had an appointment with a specialists to have her hearing checked. For years now, Mom had difficult time hearing, especially when she was in a crowded room. Often, I would notice Mom just sitting in her chair, smiling, as to hear the conversation. Sadly, she didn't hear much at all.
We made the appointment a family affair, where my sister and I attended. Of course, I had my camera in my big ole purse. Mom wasn't too happy when I started flashing her picture. Isn't she beautiful for 75?
While in the booth, I was still snapping wildly. Although I couldn't hear her, I have this funny feeling she was scolding me. She didn't want her picture taken. Honestly, I felt, too bad!
She is going through the standard hearing test. All the while, the hearing specialist is telling my sister and I just how bad Mom's hearing actually is.
My sister, Geri, manages a phone call from her 13 year old son, Danny. Isn't she beautiful, too?
After the specialist adjusts the headphones to accommodate Mom's hearing shortfalls, this is her reaction when she realizes she can hear normally. Tears of joy ... here is a verse from one of my favorite songs...
"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
"But my words, like silent raindrops fell
In the wells of silence
Sounds of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel