Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bionic hearing

I now have two hearing aids from our wonderful National Health Service and I can hear again! (Watch it when you're in the kitchen, kids*, Mum can hear you!) Before I only had one and it needed updating, plus my other ear had joined in the strike.

It's not that I'm deaf, not really. Without my aids I can hear cars and aeroplanes and the chink of ice in a glass; I can hear that people are talking and whether they are happy or angry. All I can't hear is what they're actually saying.

But no longer! Watch out world, here I come!

My other superpowers include eyes in the back of the head, reading, and being solar-powered. What about you?


*My kids are 24 and 26. They're still my kids.

21 COMMENTS:

Taryn Tyler said...

My greatest power is the ability to untangle any slinky. combine that with your super hearing and I think we could fight some serious crime.

Old Kitty said...

My super power is napping and simultaneous snoring! LOL!

Yay for your hearing aids!! And I'm 40 and my mum still refers to me as "my baby" (I'm the youngest!). :-)

Take care
x

stacy said...

hahahahaha!!!!! That's how I felt when I got my new hearing aids, too.

stacy said...

Congrats!!! (Sorry, meant to put that in the last comment).

fairyhedgehog said...

Taryn, we absolutely have to join our superpowers for the good of the world!

Kitty, that's an awesome power!

stacy, thank you! You know exactly what it's like.

Wendy Ramer said...

I can get out the toughest knots, predict moodiness as well as what each child will need in the car during a long ride so they are surprised when the exact thing they were hoping to have magically appears in my purse, and clean up cat vomit before another unsuspecting family member steps barefoot into it. What I can't do is clean or cook well, which admittedly would be two far more useful superpowers for a mother to have.

....Petty Witter said...

Eyes in the back of the head for sure but I am also able to be in two places at once.

Richard N said...

I can find fur-balls with the gaps between my toes... :-(

I do really have what appears to be a superpower to many people... because I'm very colour-blind I can see in the near infra-red as well as normal light - which means I can see in the dark better than the cat and take great delight in ambushing him...

In a pitch-black place like a cave or a cellar, I can see the dull-red glow of your body heat well enough to throw stuff at you and make you jump! >:-)

fairyhedgehog said...

Wendy, those are some awesome superpowers. Personally I think cooking and cleaning are overrated. Haven't they decided that kids that grow up in antiseptically clean homes are more likely to develop allergies?

Petty, being in two places at once is a great power!

Richard, that's an amazing real-life superpower. I know that people's vision differs so that we all see colour differently, and I know that a few women have extra cones in their retina that means that they see four primary colours not just three. But I had no idea that some people could see further into the infra-red. I'd love to know more about how your vision works because it sounds like you're seeing a very different spectrum from the average person. Having night vision is an awesome power!

sylvia said...

Hmm, I can't think of a super power unless you count the ability to not see mess nor dirty dishes however high they stack up.

fairyhedgehog said...

sylvia, I seem to have that one too!

jjdebenedictis said...

*My kids are 24 and 26. They're still my kids.

This reminds me of something I'd read in a newspaper. The reporter had been talking to people in a nursing home, and he asked one lady whether she had any children. She replied, "No, but I have three senior citizens!"

fairyhedgehog said...

jj, *laughs* It's scary too, though!

McKoala said...

I can wiggle one of my nostrils without the other so much as twitching. I seem to have an extra muscle on that side of my face. I'm sure it could have been more useful in other places, but it's a handy party trick.

fairyhedgehog said...

McK, that superpower has to be unique!

Bernita said...

Eyes in back of head- check.
Ability to not see dishes and mess - check.
Hmmm....hmmm.
Oh,yes, I can read my kid's minds some of the time.

Phoenix said...

Alas, no superpowers unless they're latent and waiting for some preset planetary alignment before they manifest, but I'm thrilled for your new auditory powers! Hear ye! Hear ye!

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Phoenix! *laughs*

fairyhedgehog said...

Bernita, I thought I'd replied to you. Sorry!

Reading kids minds is a wonderful superpower. Sadly, my kids can often read mine!

Whirlochre said...

I can flip my shoulder blades round the side of my head like a Transformer.

fairyhedgehog said...

Whirl, I shall expect you to demonstrate when we meet.

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