What would you do if you could be invisible? If you knew no one could witness what you were doing? If all your actions could be done under a Harry Potter-esque cloak of invisibility? What would you wear? What would you eat? Where would you go? How would you dance?
If You Were Invisible
Self-awareness often provides a suitable boundary for decency in our society. What would some of us do, though, if we lost our inhibitions for a bit? If we refused to let our pride get in the way of what we needed to do? What we wanted to do? I’m certain some of my fellow Southwest Florida residents could tell stories about times when they let their guard down, said what they wanted to say, wore what they wanted to wear, and danced how they wanted to dance. (These stories would most likely involve the ingestion of alcohol.)
Maybe you’d wear sweatpants more days than not. Or maybe you’d opt for a make-up-free existence, or secretly visit the house of your enemy to collect some data to use against him. Maybe you’d push the bounds of the law by swiping a few tubes of lipstick from the MAC counter at Nordstrom. Then again, if you’re reading a blog post on the Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center website, you’re likely not a 17 year old girl.
An Interview with My Invisible Friend
Want to know what it’s like to be invisible? Well, you’re in luck! I have a friend who IS invisible. And, I’d like to introduce you to her. Her name is Hearing Aids, and even though she’s invisible, she has a lot to say. She agreed to sit down with me for an interview this past week.
Anna: Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
Hearing Aids: Hi! My name is Hearing Aids. Yes, I am invisible. I have two parts — a left device and a right device. No one can see me when I’m resting comfortably in my wearer’s ears. This world doesn’t judge me by my color, because they can’t tell what color I am. And, no one knows that I’m filled with joy, thrilled and excited to be accomplishing my life’s purpose with ease.
A: Why are you so happy?
HA: I’m fulfilled. I’m doing an amazing work by utilizing astounding technology to help my wearer hear in an array of situations. Restaurants, crowded bars, musical events, party buses, long walks on the beach, fundraisers — you name it, I’m hard at work.
A: Do you enjoy being invisible?
HA: Yes, because no one makes fun of me. And no one makes silly comments about me. Best of all, my wearer simply adores me! She loves me for me, and she doesn’t want me to change. Specifically, she doesn’t get annoyed with me for aging her well-put together look, impacting her hairstyle choices, or getting in the way of her dreams for her life. I don’t need any recognition or fame.
A: That’s refreshingly selfless. But I have to say, it’s hard for me to talk to you, Hearing Aids. I can’t really see you at all. Where are you, exactly?
HA: Even though everyone in the world ignores me, including the person who matters to me most, (and you too, Anna, apparently), I’m not sad. Please don’t ignore me! I’m here! Oh, you can’t see me? Look in my wearer’s ears — very closely. Way down there. You still can’t see me? Oh, I give up.
(Hearing Aids then huffed and puffed. She tried to storm off, but couldn’t move. She was resting too comfortably — snug as a bug in a rug in her wearer’s ears.)
Invisible Hearing Aids
I hope that hilariously fictional interview gave you an insight on the realities of the invisible life. Want to know a bit more about invisible hearing aids? Our highly experienced and physically attractive audiologists would love to answer any questions you might have about invisible hearing aids! Contact us today!