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Informal Hearing Test


Old School XPeriencer
An elderly gentleman feared his wife was getting hard of hearing. So one day he called her doctor to make an appointment to have her hearing checked.

Disappointed that he couldn't get an appointment right away, the Doctor suggested a simple, informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor some idea of her problem.

"Here's what you do," said the doctor, "start out about 40 feet away, and say something to your wife in a normal conversational tone to see if she hears you. If not, move to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response."

That evening, while his wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he is in the living room, he says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."

'Honey, what's for supper?", he asks in a normal tone. No response.

So the husband moved to the other end of the room, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, "Honey, what's for supper?" Still no response.

Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife and asks, "Honey, what's for supper?"

Again he gets no response so he walks up to the kitchen door, only 10 feet away. "Honey, what's for supper?"

Again there is no response, so he walks right up behind her. "Honey, what's for supper?"

"Dang it Jerry, for the fourth time, CHICKEN!"

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