Some several years before I tested with hearing loss, I tested with better-than-normal hearing ability. I sleep with a fan going, but I started doing that in my older years. The fan provides a white noise that blocks out other sounds. After having been accused many times of being hard-of-hearing, I went to an audiologist for a test. The idea was to bring the audiogram results home and stick my tongue out at my spouse and say nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah as I held the audiogram up for close inspection. Instead, the audiogram did show some loss in my left ear as well as less loss in my right ear, so I kept my tongue in my mouth. But since then I’ve been trying to imagine why I might develop a hearing deficit at this late date in life. The other evening as I was turning on my fan at bedtime, the idea that the fan might explain it began to dawn on me.
So whadaya think? Did the fan do it? Is that the culprit? I’m thinking about indicting it, but who on the jury would convict?