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If almost all Seniors end up needing hearing aids, then why don’t almost all Seniors expect this?

Of mine, there are 4, with 3 in denial.  The 4th one still has hearing in the normal range.

 Car-man and I can talk with ourselves and eMIL but FIL – he needs ‘ye ol’ translator’.  It’s an English to English translation, but with the volume at max.

eMIL is the volume.  If she doesn’t repeat everything quickly enough, FIL looks to her and says “What?”   As the day wears on, he gets more and more impatient if the translation is slow.

Last night was a very typical night, with everyone gathered around the TV, dogs in laps.

Car-man, “What do you want to watch?”

No translation from eMIL.

FIL to eMIL, “What?”

eMIL, “NOTHING.”  Because she knows he’ll pick ‘Happy Days’; it runs all day long.

Car-man, “You need a hearing aid.”

No translation from eMIL.

FIL to eMIL, “What?”

Car-man expected that and answers first, “YOU NEED A HEARING AID.”

FIL, “No I don’t!”

Denial, denial, denial.

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