Monday, September 8, 2008

Give Me A Break......

actually give me NO more breaks. While visiting friends during our soccer weekend in Seattle, Emily was playing nerf basketball w/ her friend. Somehow her implant fell off her head on to the hardwood floors, breaking one of our brand new batteries. I wanted to cry. As of right now we have exactly four batteries for four implants. And no additional funds to replace the newly purchased battery. Why on earth are $150 batteries so DARN (insert word of choice there) breakable. In the stress of the moment I ended up getting very angry w/ Emily. But for what??? For playing basketball, for being a typical 8 year old girl. So unfair, so I quickly apologized and gave her a hug. I really should yell at the battery (or the makers of the battery).

I have a bag right now of 7 broken CI batteries. At anywhere from $100-$150 each, that's close to $1,000 gone this year. Ouch.

I will be sending them into AB, and requesting at least a few replacement batteries- sheesh.

5 comments:

leahlefler said...

I will NEVER complain about HA accessory prices again! $150 for a battery- major ouch. You would definitely expect that they would be a little more durable!

elizabeth said...

Bummer!

You have the right attitude about it, though. No sense getting mad at your daughter -- it's the battery's fault!

I'll be interested to know if AB gives you any kind of a refund or anything... SEVEN batteries is a lot to have break in such a short period of time!

Dustin, Heather and Gavin said...

Oh that's not cool. Hearing Aids and Implant and accessories are so expensive especially since insurance doesnt cover them. I found you from a link . My name is Heather and my son Gavin is deaf Left ear implant other side is a aid.My son has LVA or EVA. Which took alot of his hearing. Check out our blog! We wish you the best in your hearing journey!!!!!!!!!!!!
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tammy said...

Guess I need to start a battery fund AND then a college fund!

Dustin, Heather and Gavin said...

Hello Again Yeah I'll put on link on my blog and you can of us too. Keep in touch! It is nice to find someone in the same boat huh!
Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!