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The entire world mumbles

December 29, 2015

My hearing was fine until I started taking either the seizure medicine or the one for the Myasthenia Gravis. Whichever one it was started a ringing in my ears that causes the “whole world to mumble.” That constant hum is beyond annoying!

Patricia Johns

I don’t hear well. It’s been getting worse over the last few year, or at least I thought it was. It’s been getting increasingly difficult to hear Mr. Johns and my son when they talk to me. Or when they talk in general. I’m always asking them to speak up, and they’re always telling me, “Mom, it’s you! You’re half-deaf!”

And it isn’t only my family. I have trouble making out what people are saying sometimes in conversations, and I tend to smile and nod when I have no idea what they just said. The phone can be frustrating for that, too.

V0011264 A woman shouting into a man's ear-trumpet. Wood engraving.

So the other day, I decided to bite the bullet and get a hearing test. And surprisingly, IT ISN’T ME!!

Okay, it is me a tiny bit. I’m on the low end of normal, and one ear is less than normal for low sounds, but according to this…

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  1. Thanks for the reblog! 🙂

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