You Might Be an Audiologist If ...
- Every time you tell someone your profession, they say “huh?” or “what?”
- You have a random copy of hearing aid software in the trunk of your car.
- You have alcohol swabs hidden in every pencil case and otoscope bag you own.
- Ears are the first thing you look at on a person.
- You cringe when someone mentions using Q-tips in their ears.
- When you’re drunk and feel like the world is spinning, you grab someone and ask them to look at your eyes to see if you have nystagmus*.
- You bust out your sound level meter app….. in church.
- You have ever used the term “externship”*.
- People ask you if you’ve seen the light on the other side
- You’re not grossed out by cerumen*.
- You have an urge to push an elderly person’s earmolds in properly when you’re standing behind them at the supermarket checkout.
- In public places, you try guessing what kind of BTE a person is wearing like you’re on a game show.
- You have a pair of ety plugs* on your keychain.
- You look at what type of earphones people are using at the gym as they walk by you.
*Not being an audiologist myself, I needed to look up a few of these terms. Here are explanations for
Cerumen means earwax.
Ety plugs are earplugs.
Here are some more responses from ReSound's Facebook community shared with me via email:
- You find battery stickers all over everything you own, and especially on the bottom of your shoes and in your hair.
- You give your card to the guy in the car next to you with his speakers blasting and tell him to call you in a few years.
- You can't help but look at other people's ears in a crowd to see what types of hearing aids you can identify from a distance.
- You find yourself talking loudly for no reason.
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