I take the subway almost everyday, and I’ve been surprised that despite my diminished hearing I can always understand the announcements. At worst, there is a heavy Boston accent, but it never detracts from the message. Until yesterday.
|Official Historical Map: MBTA Map in Chinese, c. 1985|
Finally, I got up and moved to the map to see if the station names went with what I was hearing. They only barely matched. Walking from the station, I could hear the people around me just fine. It wasn’t my hearing. When I got to the babysitter’s to pick up Clara, we had a perfectly normal conversation.
My daughter suggested it might be a mini stroke. Yikes!