Why do I request contact via text or email?
"Hi! I'm Dave and I'm hard of hearing."
I've been told I'm as deaf as a Haddock. Not so sure about that. Read on friends....
Due to the nature of my hearing loss, phone communication may be a challenge. Email or text also protects both parties, there is no miscommunication as there is now a digital record of our interactions.
Please keep in mind this issue of mine will in no way be a problem once we are in the quiet environment out on the water.
Why is Dave partially deaf?
- I've had Scarlet Fever in the 4th grade- One of the complications of Scarlet Fever is partial hearing loss due to damage to some of the nerves in the inner ear. Those nerves in this case are the ones that detect high frequency sounds. High frequency roll off make it difficult to distinguish vowel sounds A,E,I,O,U and some numbers. Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is also a constant problem due to the exacerbating factors listed below.
Other exacerbating factors........I've lived life "LOUD!"
- Loud rock & roll- Well, ya'll know this one. Young, dumb full of "I wanna Rock!" life during our youth. Those Deep Purple/ Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden and Motley Crue concerts along with many a night listening/ attending blues gigs at local establishments didn't help.
- I've been exposed to explosions, gunfire and many aircraft- Living life like i'm at the Tip of the spear. I've been around explosions, plenty of gunfire and have been in, piloted or jumped out of many aircraft.
- Age- Doctors told me as I get older, this condition will advance along with my age. It does in some ways, make it all the more challenging but sometimes comes in handy in a fun way too! My Wife loves this one. "What's that you say dear?"
Are Haddock really deaf?
Actually fish can hear very well. Haddock being a deep water fish, can not only hear very good but also have an acute sense of smell.
When is Jesus coming with the pork chops?
Quite frankly I really don't know. I hope he's here soon. I'm starting to get hungry! I hope I'll hear when he arrives!
Please, may he bring Teriyaki marinade too!!! :)
So there it is, ya hear?