Hearing Loss Isn’t Funny
Posted by Living Sounds
Hearing loss isn’t funny. Not to the person with hearing loss at least, and their loves ones if it’s been going on for a long time. Untreated hearing loss can cause tension at home, work and play. Finding moments to look back and appreciate the delicacies of hearing is important. My client today shared a funny story about his hearing loss, before he wore hearing aids.
He was shopping at Costco when he got a call from his wife. His wife said she was at a work meeting and he could hear some of the people and noise in the background. He heard her say “can you do us a favour and pick us up a dozen cheese platters” and he replies “a dozen cheese platters? That’s so expensive why don’t I just buy you a bunch of cheese and make your own”. She started talking very loudly to him and kept shouting “a dozen platters, a dozen platters”. His wife’s co-workers who were in the room started to get concerned and were thinking, we’re asking your husband to do us a favour, so don’t yell at him. The wife turns around to the workers and says, “I need to yell at him, cause if I don’t he’ll show up here with a dozen cheese platters when we need a dozen ‘C’ batteries.”
That definitely made me laugh, but also made me realize the difficulties of living with a loved one with untreated hearing loss. Here are few more situations we can laugh at together…