Is this a taboo subject?

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  1. SamBooka

    SamBooka Member

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    I never hear anyone talk about this (no pun intended).

    had supper with my wife at a resto for the first time in years (kids).

    She kept having to repeat herself.

    I am really really deaf now..

    My 4 year old daughter whispers to me and I dont understand.. (it is in french so that doesnt help but)..

    I think it is time to see a specialist.
     
  2. Igneous

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    ahh yes, sounds like a case of selective tinitus. Yes, have it checked out. the worst it can be is getting a hearing aid.
     
  3. '58Bassman

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    If your restaurants are like the ones here, you had a hard time understanding what they were saying because the ambient noise level is so high, due to bad acoustics.
     
  4. Dillow4092

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    Yes, go get it checked out. At least you will have some peace of mind either way. It's better to know, than to stress about it.
     
  5. spamsponge

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    I've often claimed I'm going deaf in self defense...
    Been married ~27 years and have a teenage girl.
     
  6. RedTiger

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    I realize how comical this sounds, but I can't understand my wife's voice half the time. She doesn't speak very loudly to begin with and her voice is very breathy rather than resonant from the vocal chords. It's not just her, either. I have noticed this problem with other female friends and co-workers over the years.

    I think a lot of it has to do with the environment you grew up in. Both my mother and father were far from soft-spoken and both have resonant voices. My wife's parents, OTOH, are very quiet soft-spoken people.

    I've had hearing checks, I have excellent hearing. I think my brain doesn't know how to process soft voices after all those years in a family full of loud-mouths. :D
     
  7. rah3

    rah3 Gold Supporting Member

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    Apparently men lose hearing as they age in the 1200 to 2500 hrz range. The same range as a women's speaking voice. Pretty funny.....

    - RAH3
     
  8. AnotherAvatar

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    Tuning out your wife is part of having successful marriage.

    You guys probably think I am kidding...:)
     
  9. Pat Healy

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    My father-in-law is a master of this. Game on = he is deaf. Use this in your favor.
     
  10. doctorx

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    My hearing is noticably worse in the last four or five years. 30 years of loud electric guitar has caught up with me.
     
  11. stratovarius

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    Ah, nature in all her infinite wisdom. :rotflmao
     
  12. Radiotron

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    I believe it may be a defensive trait acquired through exposure to a menopausal mate, which happens about the same age.
     
  13. Rockledge

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    Lets start a club........

    Nah... It's Pavlovs Dog
     
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