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Old 06-23-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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Not to sure of your gender, but if you are like my hubby he only hears fine when talking to other people. When talking with me he keeps asking me to repeat everything. I call that SELECTIVE HEARING. Just kidding. The females here will know just what I mean.
Oh girrrrrl do I ever! It is true that as we age, men lose a lot of the higher tones and the women the lower ones. So, we get to where we can't hear each other. Perfect... My husband is going through this and he will not believe it or get his hearing checked. He worked at United Airlines in the jet shop for 35 years. If all that happened to him from that was a hearing loss, I'd say he got away pretty lucky!
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:38 PM   #12
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Well, I went to movies with family to see Ironman. I was only one who complained that it was too loud. I could hardly stand it being so loud. Wanted to reach for volume control and turn it down.
Kinda funny - my grandmother *would not* get a hearing aid, but she turned up the TV so loud, no one else could have a conversation, even in the next room
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:46 PM   #13
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Well, I went to movies with family to see Ironman. I was only one who complained that it was too loud. I could hardly stand it being so loud. Wanted to reach for volume control and turn it down.
Actually, this makes sense ITK. People rarely suffer an even loss over all the frequencies. You may have suffered some loss in the frequencies that normal human speech falls in but you may have no losses in the very high and very low ranges. Plus sometimes when we lose some frequencies, we have a hard time distinguishing individual sounds when there are a lot of them going on at once, as in the theater. Then it just sounds like a lot of loud noise! Anyway, I'm so glad you're going to check this out. I hope it's all normal but if not, getting an aid could change your life in a great way, girlfriend! I'll look forward to hearing how it went.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:38 AM   #14
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Whaa-aat....??
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:39 AM   #15
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Whaa-aat....??
I was wondering who was going to the the first to say that
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pot clanger and GB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - I'm watching BOTH of you!
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:46 AM   #17
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Seriously... MY MOTHER (bless her, I think) is going to be 75 this year but she's been "deaf" for like, ten years - I think most mothers become deaf after 4 kids and fifty years of motherhood.... ANYWAY... there's a family joke about "WHAT??"

So for Christmas, I got mom this card, and it's got an old-timey picture of a man & woman on it, typical stern-faced portrait from the 1890's, and the man says, "I just got this fancy new hearing-aid - it cost me $4000!!" and the woman says, "Oh yeah? What kind is it?" and he replies, "Twelve-thirty!"

"Twelve-thirty!" is our new family joke, and my mom still has that card - best darn two dollars and fifty cents I ever spent...
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- that's cute...................but I'm still watching you and GB
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Am I due for a beating...? (checks watch....)
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