Marie kept after me to get my hearing checked—that I probably needed a hearing aid. I kept telling her that I could hear okay and that she should quit mumbling.
As so often happens, she won out, and I finally took advantage of a free hearing test being given by the Miracle Ear company. The testing was done in a very sophisticated manner. I was put in a small booth and was told to repeat the words spoken by the operator through a pair of earphones. The results of this test were recorded on a graph, showing my right and left ear hearing . I was shocked to learn that I had lost about 50% of my hearing. Damn! I was so sure that Marie had started mumbling!
The color graph, showing right and left ear results was sent to a laboratory where the two ear instruments were built. I was told that all of this was done by computers.
The “large” parts slide behind the ears and the small gizmos are inserted into the ears. They are so comfortable I don’t even realize I’m wearing them.
I had read somewhere that hearing aids are frightfully expensive. Well, they certainly are. But the Miracle Ear company financed the purchase for me. I pay for them over eighteen months at no interest.