My 86 year old mother and I live in a two story garden home. This arrangement seems to work most of the time until she wants something and yells at me for a response and cannot hear me when I yell back unless I'm practically "in her face" and then asks me why I am yelling at her. It sounds laughable, but really is most annoying. Sometimes I just pretend I don't hear her.
When suggesting a hearing aid, she says that they don't work, too expensive, unsightly. So what, I ask is the solution?