Monday, January 19, 2009
Selective listening or hearing
I knew I was in strife when the audiologist told me that someone with normal hearing would score 100% - I could not believe how soft the sounds were.
The beeps and blobs and gurgles were a piece of cake in comparison, although it turns out that the long quiet spots were not him clicking to the next file. When he started to say words for me to repeat I was quickly exhausted: hunching over in the soundproof booth, eyes closed, concentrating like my life depended upon it.
The result was moderate loss, requiring aides for both ears. Bitch, bugger, bum as they say in the classics! A bit like araldite, he mixed two types of gunk to make a cast of my ear and whilst that set he ran me through a computer simulation of how an ear works and how I have lost quite a few of those little hairy things that work a little like cat's whiskers.
What style do you want? Which one works best? Stands to reason that it is the ugliest one. But your hairstyle will cover it completely. Do I look like a vain woman? What prices am I looking at? Well most people are a little surpri ... bottom line, bottom line, bottom line. Bloody hell ...
But that is for the pair! Oh well, that makes all the difference then ...