She was fiercely resistant to hearing aids.And I mean fiercely. Refused to have anything to do with them for about ten years but, finally, after much tactful cajoling on behalf of her husband and two daughters, about two years ago, she relented. She has had various sets, each one more unsatisfactory than the last: uncomfortable, unreliable (always breaking), the conduits of unfamiliar or irritating sound. All the hearing-aid cliches, indeed, set since the age of their invention. She never wears them. The awful truth is, we all wish she would because deafness is so ageing. Because she misses so much that there is to hear (conversation, especially, and usually always the best bits, namely the jokes). So it is she seems a little more gaga than she is. In reality, she's not gaga at all (even though Gaga is the name used for her by her grandchildren). No, her mind is sharp as ever, but the missing of so much "bant", as her teenage grandsons are wont to refer to lively chat, means she loses out, and we lose something of her. Time to comb Spring Chicken and find the products and information out there that is satisfactory. There must be some, but I guess that's why SC exists. For people like me, my beloved deaf and stubborn mother's daughter.
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