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 Posted: Fri Feb 15th, 2008 05:20 pm
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Joined: Fri Jan 25th, 2008
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My father lost most of his hearing when he was 11.  He, like you, learned to read lips.  I, in turn, learned to speak clearly and make sure he was looking at me when I was talking.  One foreign exchange student who stayed with us one summer asked me: "Why do you yell at your father?" 

But now that my father is 90 he has found that there is an advantage.  None of his friends can hear either, but they can't read lips.  So for the first time in his life people are asking him: "What did he say?"

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