Midweeks on Mute: Man Overboard

Drizzle misted the face of the water as we pushed off from the shore. We had hardly been gone fifteen minutes when the canoe’s nose began to drift dangerously close to the rocky bank but it would be fine.

It was not fine.It was, however, quite funny, but that’s a story for another day.

Basically we capsized, leaving us soggy for the next two days but it was an adventure and I discovered something about Dana: She’ll survive an impromptu baptism.

When you first get fitted, they tell you not to get your hearing aid wet under any circumstances. This is excellent advice but you’re getting to know me by now so you’ll know the next question.

How wet is wet exactly?

First: don’t worry about rain. It’s really loud if a drop lands right by the microphone but a little downpour never did a body harm.

Secondly: Everyone has their moments of distraction or disaster. I’m prone to both. There have been a couple of occasions where I’ve been in a tizzy (or just away with the faeries) and got in the shower with Dana in. Thankfully I noticed pretty quickly. Then there was that time the canoe went over. Again, she was fine but you really shouldn’t do that sort of thing if you can help it. Try to keep your hearing aid as dry as possible as much as possible. and if you think you might have water damage, get it checked (and be more careful!).

Lastly: No, you shouldn’t wear it to go swimming and yes, people actually ask that.


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