Very seriously - does anyone have slight/difficulty in hearing conversations either in multi company or on TV ? - do you ever find yourself staring at a persons mouth or the TV screen, willing yourself to hear them ? - can you some times only pick up odd words from a conversation and try to get the gist of it ? Do you ever answer a half heard question directed at you with an embarrassingly inappropriate response ? Having spent 30 years Fronting a professional Show Band with a massive PA Rig behind me - I am now suffering all these problems - Note - If you keep saying " I 'm sorry - I didn't catch that " people treat you like the "Village Idiot" !!