Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt
This word has a whole new meaning for me these days. I’ve had exceptionally good hearing for years, with the only downside being that I have always had a little trouble sorting out conversation when there is a lot of background noise.
These days, however, it’s more than just background noise that makes it hard for me to hear. I had my hearing tested a couple of years ago, and I’m well within the normal range. That surprised me, because I KNOW I’m not hearing things I used to be able to hear.
It’s especially troublesome at work when I have a very soft-spoken client and the window air conditioner is running.
At home, I’ve just given up. Terry has become quite hard of hearing, and often people who are hard of hearing tend to raise their voices. Not Terry. He mutters and mumbles and sometimes even when I’m looking directly at him I can’t hear what he’s saying. Also, if I’ve said it once. . . . .”If you can’t see me, then I can’t hear you!”
I wish we could turn up the volume. I wish we didn’t tend to lose our hearing as we age. I wish a lot of things. Life is what it is, though, and you just have to learn to accommodate the changes.
I’m glad there’s a volume control on the TV 🙂