Hi all, I’m visiting my parents for the week and the good news is, my dad FINALLY got a hearing aid! (Thank you VA). The bad news is, he’s not used to being able to hear & he’s not wearing it much. Mom was cutting a watermelon the other day and he had his hearing aids in and the sound set him off and he yelled at her that it sounded like she was killing someone! He hasn’t hardly wore the hearing aids since I got here Saturday. Anyway the problem is, he sits and watches TV all day long until almost midnight and by dinner time he has it blasting! Like movie theater volume maybe higher. Last night mom, the kids & I were in her den and dad was as usual watching a TV in the living room and every few minutes we were startled by the sounds of machine guns and bombs going off! He keeps the TV so loud at night and it rattles moms nerves! And the rest of us were just exhausted and ready for bed by 10:30 but there was no way we could sleep with the TV blasting. His hearing has been bad since I was in my early teens and you just cannot ask him to turn the TV down! When I was a moody 12 year old going through puberty he sent me to bed early one night because of my attitude and I asked him to turn the blasting TV down and he started screaming at me & what did I do? Ran away until mom got off work an hour later LOL! If you say anything about how loud the TV is, He gets very angry and yells “it’s not that loud” so no one dares to ask him to turn it down. When mom complained about the watermelon incident, I told her to just remember that he’s not used to being able to hear anything (he wasn’t deaf before, but he couldn’t hear small sounds like cutting fruit or walking about the house) and he has to get used to being able to hear again. But what we can do about the blasting TV at night? The kids and I can suck it up while we are here but my mom is very unhappy. I forgot to mention they recently got a new TV and it wasn’t that bad with the old TV, i mean it was bad but this new TV is SO LOUD! I feel horrible for my mom, I don’t know how to address the issue with my dad without setting him off. I am already annoyed with him because he finds fault with everything my 6 year old son does! It’s like being a kids again, it’s history repeating itself, he was the same way with my brother! Constantly chastising him for being a kid!