Mirical Ear, hearing aid

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.


George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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