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Daily Joke: A Man Realizes He Needs a Hearing Aid, but Doesn't Want to Spend a Lot of Money

Odette Odendaal
Jul 22, 2019
03:26 P.M.
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When terms like “hearing loss” gets used in conjunction with words like “marriage,” it can often equal humor. In today’s joke of the day, three men had their perceptions of hearing loss altered in hilarious ways.

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

After several complaints from his friends and family, Bob realized he needed a hearing aid. Not having a lot of money to spend, Bob went to the specialty store to get an idea of how much they cost.

A Close up of a selection of hearing aids. | Source: Shutterstock.

A Close up of a selection of hearing aids. | Source: Shutterstock.

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“You have quite the selection of hearing aids,” Bob told the salesman. “What is the price range?”

With a wave of his hand from the one side of the store to the other, the salesman said, “Anything from $5 to $5000. What are you looking to spend?”

“How about we start with the $5 model,” Bob replied. So the salesman put the device around Bob’s neck and further instructed him to stick the button in his ear and run the string into his pocket.

“How does it work?” Bob asked, confused. “Well, for $5 it doesn’t work,” the salesman said. “But when people see it, they will definitely talk louder.”

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A modern in ear hearing aid. | Source: Shutterstock.

A modern in ear hearing aid. | Source: Shutterstock.

PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING

After Alfred’s 98th birthday, his hearing started deteriorating quickly, and he decided to get a hearing aid. He discussed several options with his doctor and settled with a new discreet design the doctor recommended specifically for his condition.

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Three weeks after the hearing aids got fitted, Alfred went back to the doctor for a mandatory check-up. “Your hearing is perfect,” the doctor said. “Your family must be delighted!”

Alfred smiled and said, “Oh, I haven’t told them yet. Because they think I can’t hear anything, they say whatever they want in front of me. I’ve changed my will three times!”

A hard of hearing man. | Source: Shutterstock.

A hard of hearing man. | Source: Shutterstock.

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MISPLACED CONCERN

Concerned that his wife is going deaf, Michael went to his doctor and asked for advice. “Firstly, you would have to establish what her hearing is like now,” the doctor said.

“Try testing that by standing some distance away and asking her a question, if she doesn’t answer, then move closer and ask again. Do this until she answers and you will know how hard of hearing she really is,” he explained to Michael.

When Michael got home, he decided to try it out. After he closed the front door behind him, he asked, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”

Michael heard no reply and moved a bit closer. “Honey, what’s for dinner?” he asked again, but still no response from his wife.

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A close up of a man trying to hear. | Source: Shutterstock.

A close up of a man trying to hear. | Source: Shutterstock.

Several repeats of this step followed until Michael ended up within a few feet of his wife. As he took a breath to ask her again, his wife said, “For the eleventh time, I said we’re having MEATLOAF!”

Relatedly, going on vacation has equal opportunity for humor. In another joke of the day we focussed on vacations and hilarious situations people can come across while enjoying their holidays.

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