Two years ago I met this couple who flew in from the east coast. He used to live her and she was his new girlfriend. He was showing her around some, took her to Moab and they did some skiing up here.
A couple of weeks ago they flew back and we week we did a cross-country ski tour with a number of others. After a few days she told me my deaf accent was not as pronounced as it used to be and I was speaking a lot better.
It got me thinking that I have not had to repeat my name (was doing lazy L’s I guess) in a long time like I was there for a while. Both my boyfriend and I thought about it for a minute and decided it must be the new hearing aids. Well, they are one year old now but they are still new to me.
That was nice of her notice and express out loud. I thanked her and felt a little pride in myself.