I Heard That, Pardon
Hi @LouiseJ and everyone reading this thread.
I am receiving hormone treatments which are known to affect memory, concentration and cognitive ability and in recent months, I have become unsteady, uncertain and forgetful. My doctor referred me for memory and cognitive impairment tests. During the conversations leading up to the tests, I was having trouble hearing what the doctor was saying and he initially thought it was his Spanish accent , but it was actually because he was softly spoken, or so I thought. But No! He decided I was hard of hearing and gave me a hearing device to wear for the tests and arranged for me to have formal hearing tests.
The hearing tests were a revelation. I turns out that I have problems with higher frequencies and though I can hear sounds, I cannot always interpret them correctly. The specialist told me that this would easily explain my concentration issues and why I misinterpret what people are saying which, of course, affects my memory too. This can be corrected and as a bonus, my tinnitus should disappear too. Wow.
By the way, I passed the cognisance and memory tests with flying colours -what a relief that was.
Not a cancer issue. Maybe not, but it has occurred to me that others who are undergoing chemo and/or other cancer treatments may have concerns about memory, concentration etc. and link it to their cancer treatments. Well, just maybe, like me, it is actually a hearing issue.
ps Lou, thanks for the title suggestion.