Hearing Troubles

Fall 2007 CSANews Issue 64  |  Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.Back to list

A man feared that his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to, and thought that 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 that there was a simple informal test which he 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, his wife was in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He thought to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."

In a normal tone, he asked, 'Honey, what's for dinner?"

No response.

He moved closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife, and repeated, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

Still no response.

Next he moved into the dining room, where he was about 20 feet from his wife and asked, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

Again, no response.

He walked up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. "Honey, what's for dinner?" Again there was no response.

He walked right up behind her. "Honey, what's for dinner?"

"For the fifth time – I SAID CHICKEN!"