The Embarrassment of “Talking Over” Someone

I had one of those bad hearing moments the other day, the kind you don’t hear about until later. It was a talk over thing. During the pandemic, a group of neighbours started meeting outside on Friday nights for cocktails. Our houses are in pods of three, so we call this happy hour ‘podcocks’, short…

Read More

Hearing Loss Embarrassment #12 (Talking Over Other People)

If you were to ask a person what bothers them the most about their hearing loss, be prepared to hear a long list, starting with not being able to hear very well. But there are many more, including these: The eternal need to say pardon or would you repeat that, please? Having people reply “oh…

Read More