This is funny. My mom has been hard of hearing for several years now. She didn’t get used to the hearing aid we bought for her years ago. I told her that she has several birthday greetings on my wall. She just smiled. A while ago, she came back to me and asked:
“Saan kamo yung maraming bulate, sa Pangasinan?” (Where are those worms that you are talking about, in Pangasinan?)
I laughed, she smiled.
Then I whispered to her ear (her right ear can still pick up sounds), “maraming bumati sa birthday niyo”. (Several friends wished you happy birthday.)
She understood then she smiled. Nagkaintindihan din kami sa wakas.
(We understood each other finally).