My companion


This is a tough prompt to write on – not just because of the commonality of resources you could identify with others but because the word resource is so wide in meaning and interpretation. So, after a great deal of thinking, I chose to focus on a resource which not many are likely to write about. It’s also a resource which has been my constant companion for the last several years, so much that I cannot live without it literally.

I was 8 when my life changed completely. I realized that I couldn’t hear things like others and that upset me a lot. From a normal kid, I was suddenly a hard-of-hearing kid. The hard-of-hearing deteriorated into borderline deafness over the last couple of decades and I started using hearing aids a few years ago to make some sense of the sounds around me.

The hearing aids I wear now has been with me for the past couple of years. Before that, it used to be another version. Nevertheless, these hearing aids have helped me immensely, I must admit. Where I was reticent when people asked me what was inside my ears, I’ve become accepting and tell them about my hearing aids. Some understand, some don’t. But that’s the way it is.

There’s actually a lot I want to write on this, but I respect the brevity of this post. I’ll be sure to write more in a future post.

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6. The theme for Day 2 is ‘Share about a resource/s you have or use’



I'm an avid reader and writer. Reading gets me a feeling of understanding the world through different perspectives and writing helps me outline my thoughts from the cobwebs that the mind has trapped it in!

27 thoughts on “My companion

  1. True. Many people would consider them your drawback when it’s actually your treasure too. 🙂 I’ve met you in person, and had I not been standing right next to your ear, I wouldn’t have even noticed that it was there. 😀 It’s just normal conversation.

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  2. There should be no reason to feel different from others, but childhood can be hard and children are easily mean. As long as we accept ourselves for who we are, we’re in a good place. They are definitely your resource. Glad that you chose to share it with us. 🙂

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  3. It helps you in leading a normal life. It surely is a resource for you. It’s an inspiring post for people who would consider this a disability. Thanks for sharing your personal story.

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  4. Hi Sreedeep. I was fortunate to recently attend an event conducted by the world leader in hearing “Cochlear”. It was an eye-opener for me. Your post reminded me of that event. Resources like these are a boon for mankind. Hoping to read more from you in the coming days.

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  5. It is commendable of you to write about your hearing aids which are a life resource for you. People can be unempathetic but it is fine as long we accept ourselves for who we truly are. Do write to your heart’s content on this some day and we will be here to read it 🙂

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