Fessing Up to Hearing Loss: It’s a Gender Thing

Comments from three different conversations at a Class of ’65 high school reunion, held in the gym. Man:  Jeez, it’s hard to hear with all this noise. Man:  I’m wearing hearing aids these days. Woman:  I have hearing loss, and this noise is awful. Can we move outside to continue talking? Who do you think…

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Can YOU Hear a Burp?

I have a small bone to pick with people who can hear well. It’s not that I begrudge them their hearing—but do they have to be so show-offy about it? These people let you know when they hear a pin drop. They can understand what’s being said way over there. They can understand speech in noisy situations—on a roller…

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