This will be an interesting couple of weeks. One aid broke a while ago when I dropped it on the hard kitchen floor. I had just got round to making an appointment to hand it in to be repaired. I didn't think I needed to hurry. I assumed the other one would be fine.
Now the second one has died. All I did was take it out to wash my hair. I can hear the cat meow and the water run when I turn on the tap. I can just hear the keys as I tap this out. Any conversation and taking part in groups will be a joke. I turn up the tv high at the best of times and can't cope if the frying pan is on and/or the kettle is boiling. The loud microwave overrides everything else too.
H and I will have to be very patient and imaginative to get round this one. There goes a plane, that's nice to hear. S and T are both away from our household, in Guernsey and Wales respectively, so there are fewer conversations to go unswimmingly while they are away. The cat won't mind in the least. My mother in law is also away for a few days, so that's another set of difficult dialogues out of the way for a little while.
I will have to be extra careful when I am out in the car, drive with the windows open and simply take no risks at all.