I don’t know if you’ve ever had to deal with someone who is profoundly hard-of-hearing, and, for whatever reason, has no hearing aid.
It’s not their fault.
They didn’t want it that way.
But trying to hold a simple conversation, especially on the telephone, can be extremely frustrating, and can delve into the farcical.
I can’t help but think of something like this:
Speaking Clock for the Hard-of-hearing. (MP3, 19 seconds, 156 Kb)
4 replies on “Hard of hearing”
Try speaking to someone who is profoundly deaf, has two hearing aids and still can’t hear anything. Challenging.
Having wearing hearing aids myself consider it very frustrating by both parties to not hear clearly. Although my aids help me quite a bit sometimes people just mumble or talk with there hands over there mouth.
More often than not people can be quite rude about it as well and don’t want to repeat themselves so yes a challenge, even MORE so without , I know I’ve been there.
Although am not quite profound but still very frustrating, I don’t have a problem on the phone as the background noise is minimal.
Thats a whole other post /answer in background noise!
LOL!!! How much had you drunk before deciding to record that MP3 Daniel? :)
My mum lost her hearing due to a cannnon being shot off next to her (stupid guy didn’t warn her!), and man it is “FRUSTRATING” to talk on the phone now. She won’t wear her hearing aids. But yes, LOL @ the mp3 recording. LOL