Apparently, he said, the lead singer’s wife (Hi, Melmo!) suffered hearing loss from letting an ear infection go untreated.
“Wait. SHE LOST HEARING IN HER EAR?” I said.
“As in, ‘became partially deaf’???”
All the MORE reason not to go to the doctor!
Think about it:
The adult eardrum is a thin oval-shaped membrane that transmits sound from the air to the middle ear, right? And a preschooler’s body is made up of 98% noise. When you multiply that noise times two and add it to your eardrum 365 days a year, the sum is a periodic urge to slam your head in a car door repeatedly until you black out.
So, scientifically speaking, if I had only half of my current hearing, I could be twice the mother I am now.
Do you hear me?