I did this because I saw how hard it was for my mom during her last twenty years. Her hearing became more and more compromised and I believe that in the end it effected her mental capacities. Mom had a rich life, all 101 years, but if she had known to attend to her hearing early on, much of her life of silence would have been by choice, not by default.
On this blog I usually don’t tell people what to do, but today is an exception. If any of you wonder about your hearing, or have family or friends who are wondering, please sneak over to your local audiologist and be tested, get a base-line for future reference. If you don’t want anyone to know, not to worry, The HIPPA law is alive and well.