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the SNORK was worth it...
 

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I gather since you were able to post that that your wife wasn`t with you at the time. Remind the specialist that he is required by oath to maintain a vow of silence on the subject.
 

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When I took y last hearing test, the tech said I had some lose in the high pitch area. He said it was exactly in my wife's range.
Hey, I don't make this stuff up.
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That is a scientific fact

research, however, has found that women of all ages have better hearing at frequencies above 2,000 Hz, but that, as they age, they are less able to hear low frequencies (1,000 to 2,000 Hz) than men.
from 5 Surprising Ways Men and Women Sense Things Differently - Health News and Views - Health.com
 

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I just activated the "women gene". If you can learn to tap into your DNA and flip the switch on that particular gene, then you can automatically tune women out. When the ex complained, as she was often wont to do, I just claimed innocence and blamed it on my low frequency hearing loss.
 

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For years I would bring my audio test results home. We get an annual test done @ work. I would show it to my wife, to prove to her that I have high frequency hearing loss. She would laugh and accuse me of selective hearing.

Then one day I was working around the house and my son asked me a question. I did not hear him. He repeated it louder so that I could hear him. I then explained to him my situation. My wife overheard this conversation. Later she realized that it was true. She started asking me questions about my condition. Once I explained it to her she understood my frustration.

She still thinks that I don't listen to her. I calmly said one day," just say something that I can relate to in a decibel level that I can hear at, and I would be happy to comment". She did not say anything, just walked away.

That's my story, and I am sticking with it.

Ellery "Bud" Becnel
 

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SWMBO wears a hearing aid.
When she asks me something she times it so the tap is running, she's heading in the other direction, or I'm engrossed in something and obviously not listening (as opposed to hearing...a totally different sense).
Then it's my fault, I should have my hearing checked. Last time we went down that road, I got an A+ and she got the hearing aid. ;)
 

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When I took y last hearing test, the tech said I had some lose in the high pitch area. He said it was exactly in my wife's range.
Hey, I don't make this stuff up.
David
There is in fact an extensive medical literature that documents exactly what you describe.
@paduke I composed my post before I read yours. I defer to you because you were first to make the point. In addition your post is better because you provide a link to such studies.
 

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Hearing loss is the only disability that people blame the victim for having. I have some of the new hearing aids with the tiny "speaker" in the ear canal and the mic behind the ear. It is tuned to amplify the weak frequencies far more than the strong, and the volume can be pretty high since the mic and audio output are physically separated.

By clicking one step down on volume, it suppresses background noise. Sooooo much nicer that my last aids.

Sometimes my wife accuses me of selective listening, but I won't put up with that. Then she gives me heck because I don't always wear my aids, but in the heat, I sweat unbearably and I don't want to short out my aids, so I leave them off until I dry out.
 

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SWMBO wears a hearing aid.
When she asks me something she times it so the tap is running, she's heading in the other direction, or I'm engrossed in something and obviously not listening (as opposed to hearing...a totally different sense).
Then it's my fault, I should have my hearing checked. Last time we went down that road, I got an A+ and she got the hearing aid. ;)
Oh, my God! I'm not alone!

I kept trying to impress the point that background noise and trying to talk to me while walking away, or into another room hindered my comprehension skills. It never did sink in...she refused to get a hearing aid for her bad ear...because I "never listened".
 

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Sounds like something Ken would say lmao :lol:
 

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A while back my wife thought I should get a hearing test. My primary care doctor was reviewing the results with me with my wife also in the exam room. The doctor said the results looked OK but I had a lower ability to hear women and children voices. The doctor looked at me and we both shrugged our shoulders as a silent “what wrong with that” sign.
 
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