Just for the record. My wife is deaf in her left ear, and only about 40% hearing in her right. When we first met, she did not disclose this to me, so I found myself repeating myself quite often. One day I just ask her if she had a hearing problem (I had no clue and was a tad irritated), lo and behold, she admitted to me that she did. Well, I felt like a jerk after that!!!
I got her a hearing aid for her right ear which she now wears, but, sometimes, I think she may pretend that she doesn't hear me just because she doesn't really want to hear what I'm saying.....
Anyway, she is my heart, and I just smile now and ask, baby, did you hear me? Usually I'll get either a yes, and I'll let it go, and sometimes I still have to repeat myself, but I wouldn't trade her for the world.
The silent communication with horses. A trust that can't be bought, earned, or convinced, you are either their kind or your not..