I was at breakfast with a friend of mine, and I heard my phone ring in my hearing aid. I apologized to him and stated that I was expecting a phone call. I pushed the button on my right hearing aid and answered my cell phone.
As I was talking, I could see my friend looking for my phone and had a very confused look on his face, or he was worried that I had gone off the deep end. I continued to talk as I watched him look for a phone again, and then looked back at me with sadness. I finished the call, said goodbye, and then looked at my friend and asked him to continue with our conversation.
He laughed and pointed to my head. “You taking calls in there now?”
He needed an explanation.
I took my hearing aid out and showed him that I had a hearing aids in, but this button answers my cell phone calls that stream directly into my hearing aids. I pulled my phone from my vest pocket, and showed him the icon on my phone that shows that I am connected and the software app. I explained that I didn’t have to pick up my phone as long as I was in a certain range and I could take phone calls. He smiled. “Like in your car?”
“Yes, but in my car, that system supersedes my hearing aids, and I can answer my phone over the car speaker.”
He shook his head. “That is pretty cool tech. But, I have one question?”
“What is that?”
“How will I know when you really have lost it?”
“When I try to drink my coffee through my face mask.”
My phone rang again. I didn’t answer it and let it go to voicemail. I was having breakfast and visiting with my friend. That was cooler at that moment.