She can't hear general conversation any more and she can feel very left out, so speak loudly and clearly and directly towards her when you can. Talk about things she'd be interested in too.
Yeah Ma. We know.
Katy can always be relied upon to keep the craic going. We were all sitting there scoffing away, listening to nice baroque music while Katy is regaling us with stories of summer festivals.
Yeah! They wouldn't let us bring alcohol into the park and we were going to see the Happy Mondays! You can't be sober when it's the Happy Mondays. So Mark and I drank a litre of vodka before we went in. We were completely wankered!
I break in and speak to Bert's Aunt Lizzie,
You do know what 'wankered' means Lizzie?
Oh yes dear. I heard them talking about it on Big Brother.
Sometimes Pearlie's deafness is a blessing.