The Loud Sisters Are in the House
July 16, 2017 5:09pm CST
Our dad has suffered from hearing loss for 20 years. It took a lot of prodding from family and friends to convince Dad that he needed hearing aides. Even with hearing aides, my sister and I still had to speak up before Dad could comprehend what we were saying. Over the years, the volume of both our voices has had to increase dramatically when we are in Dad's company. Every time Dad acquired new hearing aides, he lost them or broke them due to his constant fiddling with them to make them more comfortable to wear. Dad, at his advanced age, no longer wears hearing aides due to finding them a burden rather than a help. When we visit Dad these days, I am sure all who see us coming probably cringe a bit because the "Loud Sisters" are in the house. We may be the "Loud Sisters," but it is worth perhaps annoying others to be able to talk to our dad. Photo: Dad WWII Naval Aviator
26 people like this
• El Paso, Texas
Sometimes it's the octave of your voice that's the problem. With mom all I had to do was talk in a deeper base ... and loud ... for her to hear me, if I used my normal voice she'd never be able to hear me even when I shouted.
• Anniston, Alabama
Yes it is and you continue to see your dad you bunch of big mouth women! My old lady that passed a couple years ago was 93 and she was hard of hearing but could hear with the hearing aids, while I was there for a month at her house I put them in daily! I got tired of hearing the t.v. out by the road when I checked her mail.
• United States
Yes, my mother-in-law, age 89, has the TV on so loud that I cannot hear her when we talk on the phone. She refuses to wear hearing aides. Dad fiddled with one hearing aide so much that a piece broke off and lodged in his ear canal. We had to go to the ER to have a pro remove that piece. After that, we decided to forget about the hearing aides.
• United States
You reminded me of when I used to have to talk to my mom. I would have to constantly increase my volume when speaking to her until she said "why are you yelling" and then I knew she heard me LOL. Love that you named yourselves the Loud Sisters