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Don’t Hate Me Because I Can’t Hear You

We cran do your earwig pest cow," the nurse said. "What?" I asked. "I said, 'We can do your hearing test now.'" Uh-oh.

Over the last few years, I've noticed my hearing is starting to go. I'm constantly asking people to repeat themselves. At restaurants, I have to lean in and strain to decipher the conversation, and at home, my kids regularly tease me about my hearing, shouting out non-sequiturs like "Louisiana Purchase" or "Barack Obama" to illustrate how far off I am with my guesses at what they've just said.

So, it was no surprise when, after finally working up the nerve to get a hearing test, the results were grim. Part way through the test, the audiologist stopped,…

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