Journalists are taught that every newspaper article they write has to answer the questions: “Who, What, Where When and Why? In conversations between Peter and me, one of those “W” words is used more than the others. Can you guess which one?
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we don’t hear each other so well anymore. “What?” is the usual response when one of us speaks. We seem to spend a lot of verbal energy repeating ourselves.
People used to comment about how much Peter sounded like Hawkeye Pierce (aka Alan Alda) in "Mash". Little by little, Parkinson’s has taken the boom out of both their voices. As for me, I am a new hearing aids owner who hasn’t quite got the whole system down yet.
Just another ageing challenge. More to come…