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Post 21

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

My father lost much of the hearing in his right ear when he was in his late teens. It was a virus, I think. My mother's hearing gradually got worse starting in her sixties. My generation has pretty good hearing so far.

I have minor tinnitus that comes and goes, but I'm able to hear pretty much anything if I concentrate. Multiple sounds occurring at once make hearing much harder, though. smiley - sadface When I'm taking minutes at a meeting, and five people are talking at once, I don't have much patience with them! smiley - grr

But to Chris and FWR and Dmitri, I say that you are lucky to be living in an age when hearing aids are getting better and better. smiley - ok


Rock n roll rebel....yes, he's a singer too!

Post 22

FWR

Pardon?


Rock n roll rebel....yes, he's a singer too!

Post 23

Dmitri Gheorgheni

A trick: when trying to talk to a hearing-impaired person, see if you both can move somewhere without background noise - Paul's right, that's the kicker. smiley - winkeye I can hear a lot better in a room than on a busy street.


Rock n roll rebel....yes, he's a singer too!

Post 24

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Some have speculated that Beethoven used his deafness to his own advantage: it freed him from outside distractions.


Rock n roll rebel....yes, he's a singer too!

Post 25

Chris Morris

The Beethoven strategy is one that definitely suits me - I've long since given up listening to anything people say to me, especially if it involves 'Brexit'.
Paul's right about the advanced technology. My daughter has a bone-anchored hearing aid that has Bluetooth built-in so she can be connected to her iPad and totally oblivious to us trying to hear the sounds coming from her skull to find out what she's listening to.


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Post 26

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - rofl

'Brexit': isn't that part of the croaking chorus from the 'Frogs' by Aristophanes? smiley - frog


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Post 27

Chris Morris

smiley - shhh I think even Aristophenes would've struggled to come up with this combination of Tragedy and Farce. smiley - laugh


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Post 28

Chris Morris

ouch... those Greek vowels never show up in the right place...smiley - blush


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Post 29

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh You know, I never had a student named Aristophanes. I had one named Socrates in Athens, no lie....dumbest kid in the class. smiley - rofl


Rock n roll rebel....yes, he's a singer too!

Post 30

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

The original Socrates was probably considered a dim bulb by some of the elders of Athens. smiley - laugh

But let's be fair. None of the early philosophers lived long enough to have their minds be stretched by the ideas of philosophers who came later. They did really well for such early times.


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Post 31

Chris Morris

Well, we all 'stand on the shoulders of giants' smiley - biggrin I'm impressed that we got from Ozzy Osbourne to Socrates in six easy steps...smiley - laugh


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Post 32

Dmitri Gheorgheni

We're so good it's scary. smiley - winkeye


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Post 33

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

And we started out as so scary it's good.


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