Not being able to hear properly over the past three weeks has given me the opportunity of realizing the value of good hearing. After sayint "huh?" about 10-75 times within one short day, you catch a clue.
Being a teacher, I not only had my own children to frustrate and infuriate over not "listening good enough," but I also had the pleasure of students having some fun with my temporary handicap. We all had a good laugh (even though I am keeping track of who had the initial inspiration).
I am certain I didn't hear some things that were important every place I had to hear people, but since I couldn't hear them, I don't even know who I could ask to follow up. Over the next several days, I'm hoping I will be able to figure these things out and catch up with life.