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Home Based Program Helps People With Hearing Loss Listen Up

Home Based Program Helps People With Hearing Loss Listen Up If I had a penny for every time a patient told me, “I can hear just fine, she just mumbles,” I’d be rich! And, if you’re reading this, chances are that you or someone you know has a hearing loss and you’ve probably heard something very similar. Maybe you have your own explanation for not hearing your spouse or loved one. Here’s another one I hear fairly often: “If she wouldn’t talk to me from another room, I’d hear her just fine.” That reminds me of a joke I once heard.

It goes something like this: A man suspected his wife of having a hearing loss. So, he decided to test it out. He stood behind her a few feet while she cooked dinner. He asked, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” No answer. So, he stepped closer and asked again, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” Still no answer. So he stepped even closer and asked once again, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” and he finally got a response…”For the THIRD time…Chicken!” Sound familiar?

Hearing instruments have come a long way to help people with hearing loss to hear in many different listening situations. …