The other day we were heading to the post office. My boyfriend said something or another and I didn’t quite catch it. I asked for a repeat.
He said, “We are stopping the mail, REMEMBER?”
My automatic response was, “It’s a hearing problem, not a memory problem. I couldn’t catch your words, ok?”
He pulled into a parking spot and disappeared into the post office. He came back out smiling and asked if I had my FM system for the trip we were about to take. I told him I did, for once.
Even on the defensive I felt guilty for not even having my hearing aids in to begin with. I really should automatically put them in every day. Sometimes being without all the extra noise is nice however. A toned down world can be less headache for me.
Four or five days later he did the “remember” thing again tho I do not remember the situation (har-har). Where has this come from all of a sudden? He knows I can’t hear well so why the “REMEMBER?” I reminded him once again it’s not a memory problem (or is it, lol) but a hearing problem. It’s needing to make sense of the sounds I hear to make the word/sentence.