The conversation in our house went like this:
what did you say?
I didn’t hear the end of?
Turn up the sound.
I wish they wouldn’t mumble on the TV.
Speak up, I can’t hear you.
It was time to do something about it , so we did. I say we, because when I made the appointment, Sea made one too and we went together. We had hearing tests. I was sure his was worse than mine and it was, in a way. They put hearing aids in our ears and said “Talk to each other.”
“Talk”, says Sea.
“Say something,” I said.
That’s how it went. Sea did not like the hearing aids and they took them off. I had already made up my mind to do something, so they installed aids and programmed them. I coughed up the credit card and for the next week, Sea said “Can you hear me now?” at regular intervals. He also continued to say “”What did you say?”and variations of the above.
I am still getting used to them. My ears itch. Twice they have fallen out. I am learning to stick them into the ear farther. I am testing the different modes. And I can hear better.
I have 30 days to decide. I have turned down the car radio. I only raise the volume on the TV when Sea wants to hear as well. I still hear too much noise when visiting my favorite restaurant.