Right Rockin Robin. I have informed all the neighbors about my hearing loss. The Town Hall knows about as as does the Sheriff's Department (7 of them live in this neighborhood). If there are loud sounds coming from my house or yard, no one complains. They just come by and ask me to tone it down a notch or two. It's funny when I talk with them outside, they will have to hold a hand up to stop me when an airplane is going overhead. I don't hear them. All my neighbors have been good about this.
Now, my kids knew when they were little that I had a hearing problem, but then, so do they. Now, with me not having any hearing, they are prepared and always know to face me when they talk and know to get my attention first.
Taking life one day at a time.