Can You Hear Me Now?

Something I’ve noticed as more and more people are wearing masks is that I rely an awful lot on watching people’s mouths in order to understand what they’re saying.

Studly Doright has told me for years that my hearing has deteriorated. I just say, “Huh?” and move on to the next topic. But now I get what he’s talking about.

Yes, the masks dampen sound, but even if someone is speaking up and enunciating, it often takes me three or four tries to understand what’s being said. Once I had to ask a person to write down their question. It was, “Do you want fries with that?” Color me embarrassed.

The masks at least, offer an excuse, but I have a feeling it’s time I sought professional help. I’d hate to miss out on someone yelling “Timberrrrr!” or “Fore!” or “Chocolate!”

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

16 thoughts on “Can You Hear Me Now?”

  1. I know what you mean, and I’m sure I also have some level of hearing loss at this point. Add in patients who speak little English and I will be known soon as the Newborn Hearing Screener who needs her own hearing test!

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  2. Well…this is mainly unrelated, but I never realized how often I mouth things to people…yesterday I saw some neighbors in front of my building. Instead of stopping to chat like I normally would, I mouthed the words…”need to use bathroom”….of course I was wearing a mask so they have no idea why I didn’t stop to chat….

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