Hard of hearing

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)

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Hard of hearing”

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!

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

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