They weren’t astronomically expensive, but $2500 for two seemed pretty astronomical to me.
The audiologist handed them to me and that was that.
But her friend did not know what to say or how to encourage the depression sufferer. Moreover, what to say is very dependent on the personality and situation of the oppressed. Hopefully this can help you empathize where we weirdos are coming from, and for you to be more sensitive to our plight. Frustrated for being misunderstood, cry, wail, sad. Harassed because you keep telling me to do something. I know you are trying to tell me I should count my blessings – I do, trust me I do. I still feel that life is not worth living despite being grateful for what I have. : Baffled as to why sometimes you say don’t compare and other times you tell me to do so.
And on that note, may I solemnly remind you again: please don’t ever EVER again say the below in bold type to me in whatever circumstances if you consider me a friend. I don’t understand how being thankful makes me feel better, because what I have now has no meaning and no value to me. Maybe if I die, there’d be more food for those who don’t have any. You might consider our reactions and emotions to what you say extremely unreasonable. Nevertheless, bear in mind that someone affected by depression our reality and we completely believe it, irrational or not. You will only push us further down our bleak track.
After surfing the Hearing Aid Forums I found out that digital hearing aids are adjustable by the user and that all this time, I could have been making all kinds of little adjustments.