Conrad had this to say on my post on lawyers last week – “Actually, Ramana, I could easily envision you as the Indian Perry Mason, a sonorous baritone wielding the King’s English with great dexterity, maidens in the jury box swooning, losing track of the argument – only knowing that you had to be right!
Of course, as far as I actually have experience, your voice may be like that of Pee Wee Herman! But, somehow I doubt that to be so…”
I have been noticing recently that a lot of my visitors are people with hearing aids and/or with problems with their hearing. I have been telling myself that it is because I am getting old and so are my friends and a lot of them are getting their hearing affected due to old age.
My father who has been fitted with some really sophisticated hearing aids which have been so fine tuned that the clinic say that further fine tuning is not possible, still prefers me to be around when visitors talk to him. This is enable me to convey what the visitors say as he finds it easier to hear me than the visitors.
Last Sunday, a dear friend of mine who normally visits me once in a couple of months came over and we were chatting away when he suddenly asked if it would be alright if he came over every alternate Sunday. I promptly said yes indeed it would be and that he would be most welcome. He then proceeded to tell me that he finds it easier to hear me than most of his other friends. This is when the coin dropped as a series of incidents had led me to the stage where, it made sense as to why many friends with hearing problems were frequenting my place.
I have been told that my voice is classic nicotine and whiskey conditioned husky pitch. I suppose that this is what Conrad meant when he called it the sonorous baritone!
People with hearing problems must be finding it easier to hear that particular frequency! I wonder if there is any medical study which can confirm or disprove this theory that I have come up with. Any of my readers with any knowledge about this?