Young colleague who is hearing impaired (challenged is perhaps the better term, hearing challenged) has just received new hearing aids. After they were fitted she went to the bathroom. While in there she heard a noise and became very concerned that there was a leaking pipe somewhere, or rather a gushing pipe.
Slowly the realisation dawned that it was the sound of her own urinating!
On the trip home with her partner she was describing how different everything sounded, including his voice when she heard a noise which she thought signalled car problems.
“It is just the air conditioning” he replied.
“Well, I don’t like it!” she declared.
We don’t realise how much we “blank” out of our everyday life do we?