I never cease to be amazed at what Normal Hearing (NH) people can hear. NH people can put a pot of water on the stove and know precisely when it starts to boil – WITHOUT looking at it. What an amazing feat! They can determine if a light bulb is good – just by SHAKING it. Astounding! And get this…they can hear turning signals. Really – it’s true.
I know these things because of my son, Super Hearing Boy, who can hear a flea land on a dog. He demonstrated his exceptional skill at my mother’s home a couple of weeks ago. We were relaxing in the living room, enjoying the Sci-Fi channel. He was sitting in the recliner, and I was on the couch, when out of the blue, he yells, “Mom!”
Alarmed, I turn to Super Hearing Boy and say, “What’s wrong?”
“What in the world are you talking about? I’m not doing anything!”
Lest you think I’m a dry, scaly alligator woman, I was scratching a mosquito bite.