Every year, AARP members can take an audiology test using their phone.
Every year, I take this test and every year the results are within normal range for both ears.
Except this year.
This year, both ears were below normal range – for my age.
Okay. They recommend you contact your healthcare provider and get a “real” test done.
So I send my primary physician at Kaiser an e-mail and explain about the “failed” audio test and that I need a referral to take a “real” test. My primary responds the next day that the Kaiser audiology department will call me to make an appointment.
A little later – the phone rings.
I pick it up. It’s Kaiser audiology. And BOY ARE THEY LOUD AND CLEAR. (Just in case, I guess.)
All I wanted to do is laugh.
I wanted to ask – why are you so LOUD? I know I need a test, but I’m not sure I appreciate the assumption you are obviously making.
You do know that LOUD sounds can damage hearing, right? So again, why are you so LOUD?
It was kind of hilarious. And I needed the laugh.