AVING INHERITED HEARING LOSS from an early
age, I had hoped that I’d be a candidate for surgery one day. At
one point, I remember stepping off a curb to cross the street and
being almost hit by a car because of my hearing impairment. This
frightened me and convinced me how serious my problem had become.
I resolved to get help. I chose the best specialists in otology,
and then traveled to Houston to seek treatment.
After numerous hearing tests I was told that I was, indeed, a candidate
for surgery. After all these years, no greater hope had ever been
given to me than knowing I might possibly be helped by surgery.
I was excited, happy and grateful. The day of the surgery at CHRISTUS
St. Joseph Hospital, I prayed that it would be successful and restore
my ability to hearto overcome a problem I had lived with for
practically my whole life.
the surgery was completed, I remember my doctor asking if I could
hear. At that ‘miracle moment,’ I heard car horns, traffic
on the streets below, and all types of sounds that I’d missed
for years. What a glorious revelation of God’s wonders!
Later, after the healing process, my hearing was tested and I learned
that I had gained back a significant portion of my hearing. My doctors
agreed that it was miraculous. I was humbled and gave a prayer of
thanksgiving. I gave thanks to God for the doctors’ skills and techniques
and for the good life I am now able to enjoy.
Even though it has been nearly 40 years since I had the surgery,
I am still relishing the world of sounds around me with the help
of two hearing aids. Miracles do happen every day to keep us in
tune with God’s blessings.
Mary Alice Debney
CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital