Waxing eloquent…

30Dec10

I can’t hear you….it’s been happening for a year or so – partial deafness. Partial in the sense that I have to strain to hear most conversations in which I try to participate. Eavesdropping is hard for me, too.   

I have an appointment with an audiologist next week, here in Dublin. I don’t get it. I hate rock music, never listened to it at high or low volume. Never went to one of those 25,000 decibel clubs, or any clubs, in fact, except to hear live performances by Mel Torme and Blossom Dearie and also I attended a few operas at the Met in NYC and the Fenice in Venezia….I am clean.  Also, I never inserted earphones in my ear canals which acquaintances of mine injected with Def Leopard and other horrors.    

My mother is partialy deaf, so I guess I must blame it on genetics. My wife, when frustrated, calls me a “deaf ol’ git”, if I am hearing correctly.  Such endearments!

Anyway, appointment at Rathgar Audiology on Friday. Hear me? Here are a few possibilities:

I hope they are available on Ireland’s National Health Service…

A rare c. 1860 ninthinth-plate ambrotype image of a lady holding a tin horn antique hearing aid.  The antique medical photograph is tinted.

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A c. 1880 antique hearing aid featured in the 1889 George Tiemann catalogue as:  Fig. 2027.—-German Silver Ear Trumpet.  The antique ear trumpet also appears in the Tiemann 1874 catalogue, Fig. 220.

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I hope hey are available on the NationalHealth Service…-platSoon as i hear, I’ll give you a shout…. holding a tin horn antique hearing aid.  The antique medical ph

otograph is tinted.

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 c. 1880 antique hearing aid featured in the 1889 George Tiemann catalogue as:  Fig. 2027.—-German Silver Ear Trumpet.  The antique ear trumpet also appears in the Tiemann 1874 catalogue,__________

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