Worth Giving a Try…

I’ve gone on a few times about some of the struggles with which I’ve contended around hearing. I’ll summarize the summaries:

Sound is a problem.

Too summarized?

Okay: sounds are familiar, but something’s not “right”.

I’ve recently started to wonder if part of the challenge is actually something of a hypersensitivity to sound. Apart from going through a period of deafness, so to speak, I wonder if that deafness was something of a neurological attenuation of sounds trying to bring them to appropriate levels for comprehension. Perhaps the initial concern that I’d made — that sounds felt effectively overdriven — may have been an accurate interpretation.

Now I find myself wondering if some mild-grade earplugs with a low NRR could be somewhat beneficial. I don’t need (nor want) a 32 dB NRR solution, which would be ideal for motorcycling or shooting sports. But it’s certainly worth giving something mild a go to see how it will impact my perception.

Permanent? I can also see that it would be as long-lived as my need for a cane has been. I found it inconvenient.

Life With a TBI

My head [is] so full of things to say or share or do… but sometimes, before they get out, I forget.

So I take notes.

Lots of notes.

Sometimes actually writing things down.

Ideas, thoughts, stories, plans, sketches, pictures — our current technology helps me maintain focus.

Full Speed Ahead!

I haven’t had the mental or physical capability since this whole ordeal began a full year ago to go for a run. I used to run twice a week.

I’m just now back from one.

I was only out for about 20 minutes and, yes, it was a bit of a run/walk. It consisted of more running than walking.

Provided I don’t encounter any other significant/life-threatening injuries or setbacks, then I’ll also see about planning and preparing for an actual, organized 5K race as well.

Walking, jogging, running. I don’t care which.

But I will do one.