Being deaf, I can hear a little with the hearing aids. Mostly is it one on one and in a quiet setting. In crowds I seldom can carry on a conversation, unless I start it and then I can ‘sometimes’ make a couple retorts. Mostly my sweetie has to interpret for me, and sometimes it the noise level is high enough, I can’t understand her.
Some of you will remember when Sherry fell on some unattached steps and broke her arm. After a few days we were in a restaurant, I was telling my good friend Ed, that there were benefits to this injury. I proceeded to explain that now my girl could not put on her bra, and I had to help and explained in detail how I helped. NOT KNOWING THAT I WAS TELLING EVERYONE IN THE BUILDING. But I did learn when everyone started laughing. T’was not that funny to my girl.
Church is bad also, I whisper loud enough for the pastor to look back where I sit. We used to shout a little in our church, I think he thinks Imma bout to start. LOL.
I am trying to do better, it doesn’t sound too loud to me. .
I used to assist in the music in church in a band. I played the trumpet. After church one evening I asked the organist what song she played last. When she told me, I said, “That’s not what I played!” That was early on when my hearing was starting to go. I put the trumpet down right there. I learned someone else claimed it and played it later. I didn’t even bring it home.
This is not a pity party, but if someone you know is hard of hearing, try to look at them when you speak and do not turn away. Actually I am at the child stage again where a noun or verb is good without all the adjectives, conjunctions and adverbs. If I am driving I am down to one word conversations. Not, “It looks like you should stop, that truck is in your lane.” I prefer “STOP!” I get it. Oh yes, and NO is too close to GO, at an intersection!
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If you are using the four letter word “WHAT” too much, you might need some hearing aids. For the first ones I suggest the cheap ones. The ones for $19 – $30. I bought a good one for 75¢ at a yard sale still in the original box.
Or if you are telling a restaurant family secrets, that might be a hint. LOL
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