When I was my son's age I needed headgear for my teeth--the kind that goes over and around your head. We called it helmet headgear. I had my choice of colors and I chose--purple. Yes, purple. I think this was because Donny and Marie was on television back then and purple was his favorite color.
My takeaway from the news I need hearing aids is two-fold: I'm struck by how much this news bothers me considering I have had worse news in my lifetime. Secondly it's a reminder that cancer doesn't go away. The treatment itself does it's own damage. You never beat cancer, just try to live with it.
Maybe they make purple hearing aids.