This past week, I enlisted Chance to talk to his brother about the benefits of wearing your hearing aid/implant. The boys were sitting on bar stools at our kitchen island and the conversation went something like this:
Chance: "You need to wear your hearing aid because you need to hear."
His brother: "I can already hear."
Chance: "But you need to hear more."
His brother:" I don't like wearing it."
Chance:" Trust me, it is better to hear. Do you see that I have my implants on everyday? That is so I can hear what is going on. Trust me, you want to hear what is going on."
Chance's brother:" Ya, but you have implants not hearing aids!"
Chance:"I used to have hearing aids when I was younger. And I would wear them!"
Chance's brother is not fully convinced that he needs to wear his one hearing aid all the time, I don't know that he will be thrilled with wearing two.
On a funny note: After his brother's last hearing test, I pulled Chance aside and told that his brother had lost more hearing and that if his hearing continued to fall, he would need an implant.
Chance went pale for a minute and sputtered out,"What?"
I said,'Your brother is losing more hearing and will need your support. If he continues to lose hearing, he will need an implant.
Chance sighed with relief. "Oh, I thought you were saying that he would need one of my implants!"
What could be better than sharing one of your implants with a brother? (Of course, with the price of implants, maybe that's not such a bad idea :> )
I think it is safe to say that Chance has built a relationship with both of his implants and does not want to part with either one of them:)
|Chance holds a butterfly that his brother caught|