Although I lack an ear, I do not lack intelligence. My IQ is not in the single digits because I cannot hear on my left side. I speak, sing (off key), wish stuck to my guns to be the dancer/choreographer I dreampt of being, plus kept up with the piano lessons---I had a thing for Beethoven (Oh wait--he couldn't hear either! :)My bit of a tirade comes from the training of my new job. Not all the PC's work, so we are huddled two and three at a PC. My PC has all its systems, hence I have two ladies at my desk. The first day we huddled set the tone. I explained to them, if they sit on my left, I will not be able to hear well. So if it seems I am ignoring them, please tap my arm, get my attention someway--I don't want to miss out.
Well none of that happened. I found myself asking them to repeat again and again, or I missed their words. For a few days after, the ladies, spoke to me as if I were a toddler. Asking me repeatedly-"Do you understand this?" Which was a moot question, because after the trainer explained/reviewed our work, I was correct for the majority of it. My co-workers had decided to not listen to me, hence our work was wrong.
So today, it was my turn again. I explained I needed someone to be on my right so I could hear for sure what was being said. Our office is loud, I asked to be met half way. One co-worker did get on my right. We made it through most of the work. I am not so sure either was happy.
I have explained more about not having an ear these last few weeks. I explain to folks, I am hard of hearing on my left side. Please tap my shoulder or arm to get my attention. If they ask why, I tell them. I do want to give information you are not asking for or could care less about. However, there are times, which I am learning with my two co-workers, a bit more education is needed. We have a communication disconnect. We don't need to be best buds, yet we need to be able to work together. Stay tuned on all that.
I was born with just one hear. However, sometimes I hear better than you want me to.