This last time mom was in the hospital was the first time I noticed that she wasn't understanding questions from me or anyone unless they were right by her ear. The fact that I had been taking care of her for the last two years and hadn't noticed any hearing problems only steadily worsening dementia, confused me but it seemed obvious.
Now, although I'm still going to make sure she gets her hearing checked, I've started to notice what seems like incomprehension after a question I know she's heard. I've read too many similar experiences on this site. I feel soooo guilty because I used to get short with her when she would take too long to answer a question. Now I realize that it's probably her brain not being able to process as well.
Anyway I really don't have a question except to ask if anyone has noticed a difference in symptoms when they're loved one was fitted with a hearing aid?