I PRETENDED I HEARD THE JOKE
My friends and I play a lot of golf. I began to notice that I was asking my playing partners to repeat themselves when we were outdoors on the golf course.
A friend finally said, “Are you losing your hearing? You say ‘What?’ an awful lot and I have a pretty loud voice!” She was right. I could not deny in any more. I needed to take action.
My wife is thrilled. When we go to dinner with friends, I don’t have to smile and pretend I heard the joke or the conversation. I’m a part of things again.