One of the most frustrating parts of my hearing loss is the micro-interactions I have with clerks. In most cases, I throw my aids into the noise program and I’m good. But 10-20% or so of the time and I have literally no clue what the clerk said. For the most part, I’m very direct and to the point in order to limit follow up questions, but sometimes clerks have some random question about if I’d like to add something to my order, etc.
I’m not asking for strategies, but just venting I guess. This can be a confidence-shaker to me especially if I’ve gone some time without having many hearing-related problems. I would love to hear your stories about interactions with clerks since typically these are voices we are not used to.