I was reading a book that was talking about being grateful for whatever season you are in, single, young parent, empty-nester, retired, etc. To look for the good and not focus on just getting to the next season because each one has it’s good and it’s struggles. I think about my patients who are all in different seasons: new grandparents, just lost a job, widowed, newly re-married, in college, etc but all of them who come to see me often have a similar struggle with hearing loss or tinnitus.
Certain seasons can be more difficult than others but with hearing loss and tinnitus it could be much more frustrating. Like interviewing for a new job, or sitting in an important meeting at work, or trying to have a special conversation with a grandchild. I’m glad I get to help peoples’ seasons be a little easier by helping improve their quality of life and communication.