“The soul speaks its truth only under quiet, inviting, and trustworthy conditions.”
~ Parker Palmer
After a thorough audiology test, I learned that my hearing isn’t what it used to be. No surprise there. What was interesting, is that it in my case it isn’t so much about volume as it is about pitch. The higher the tone, the harder to hear.
Thankfully, there is great technology available to address my particular issues, and according to my audiologist and plenty of good research, the sooner those concerns are addressed, the better my long-term results.
Actual hearing loss aside, it is easy for any of us to become tone deaf. To tune out people we find challenging. To turn a deaf ear to those who disagree with us. To be deaf as a post to conversations that need to be had.
Increasing the volume isn’t the answer.
Increasing our attention to what wants to be heard is.