Mutton Jeff

! This post was written some time ago. I don't delete old posts but bear in mind that a lot can change in a year or more, including my opinions (and the amount of naughty words I use).
Mad Hamish


I went to the ENT clinic at the hospital yesterday to see if they could figure out why my hearing is so bad and came away being told I’ve got to have a hearing aid.  I’m 33 years old for god’s sake, hearing aids are for old people!

I must say, I wasn’t expecting to have a diagnosis (of sorts) and a cure (of sorts) on my first visit.  I’ve got to go for an MRI to make sure there’s nothing wrong with my head and I’ve got to get fitted for a hearing aid some time in the new year.  Which is nice.

My knees are buggered, my eyesight isn’t great, I get eczema and rosacea, I suffer with a bad back on and off, I’ve had asthma for years … I’m a wreck!

If I was an animal they’d put me down.


  1. icypurplepants (13 comments) says:

    At last – a subject I feel qualified to comment on! -)

    I know how you feel, I was ‘prescribed’ hearing aids at 31 – otosclerosis – so you’re not alone… Took me a long time before I’d wear them in public. Needless to say the NHS ones are some way behind what you can get privately (at huge expense). I got my latest ones at Specsavers (Phonak) and the difference in clarity etc is astounding!

    Your ailment will determine whether you get in-the-ear or behind-the-ear…anyway, I digress

    Good luck!

  2. CherryPie (67 comments) says:

    Glasses are for old people too!

    I have had to wear them since I was 6…

    Perhaps we are all old crocks from our teenage years onwards. I am just glad it is possible to compensate for our minor health issues.

  3. Daggs (55 comments) says:

    My hearing deteriorated in my forties and i succumbed to an aid by my early fifties.
    It’s a bloody nuisance in many ways, but life is easier with, rather than without.
    Since i became hearing impaired i find the stigma attached to using aids very offensive. A stigma that is not attached to wearing glasses. In fact these can be considered fashion items!
    It’s not only old people who need them (though i agree it’s the majority)Other people have them through injury or accident. In my own case, because of ‘noise induced hearing damage’ following years of working in factories.
    I wish everyone who has ‘normal’ hearing could experience one day of impaired hearing. They wouldn’t find it so funny then!

  4. Stan (222 comments) says:

    I knew that millionaire playboy lifestyle would get you in the end.

  5. axel (1214 comments) says:

    it could be have been worse, you couild have been diagnosed as being Scottish

  6. Alex (6 comments) says:

    It is a Scottish curse for being English P

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