Hearing loss test

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Jan 12, 2012
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Herb feared his wife Liz wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she
might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the
family Doctor to discuss the problem.

The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to
give the Doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

'Here's what you do,' said the Doctor, 'stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational
speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so
on until you get a response.'

That evening, the wife was in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was In the den.

He says to himself, 'I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens.'

Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?' No response.

So, the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and
repeats, 'Liz , what's for dinner?'

Still no response.

Next, he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his Wife and
asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?'

Again, he gets no response.

So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. 'Honey, what's for

Again, there is no response.

So, he walks right up behind her. 'Liz, what's for dinner?'

'For God's sake, Herb, for the FIFTH time...'

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