Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/11/24 8:44 a.m.

...I increased the font size on my phone.

After noticing I was straining to read text on my phone from more than a few inches away from my face, I finally decided to stop putting off the inevitable.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/11/24 8:49 a.m.

Welcome!

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
6/11/24 9:40 a.m.

Problem solved.  Help me with this:  (any mention of the subject goes directly to rants and denial).

   How to convince someone their hearing is going south?

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/11/24 9:49 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

"What was that? I didn't hear you, the water was running."

Good question. I'm not too certain, but I think self-awareness is a part of it. I know I'm likely to have some issues as I get older (if I don't already have issues) because I certainly listened to my music a little too loud in middle school.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/11/24 1:34 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

It seems like they already know and don't want to admit it. That's probably a battle you're not going to win.

 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/11/24 2:08 p.m.

You guys have smartphones??

You're not old.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
6/11/24 2:31 p.m.

Now go buy reading glass lenses for ur welding helmet. HUGE improvement to my welding life.

travellering
travellering Dork
6/11/24 2:56 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Take them to any Christopher Nolan movie and ask them repeatedly "what did that guy say?"

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/11/24 5:40 p.m.

PS: Check out Eyebobs. Not cheap but mine are a few years old and I wear them all the time. 

wawazat
wawazat SuperDork
6/11/24 6:38 p.m.

Game changer for me.  Getting old ain't easy.  

bludroptop
bludroptop UltraDork
6/11/24 8:23 p.m.

The eyes go second...  just sayin'.

jgrewe
jgrewe Dork
6/11/24 8:39 p.m.

I think it is the new font they started using on everything that bugs me the most. You know, the one they went to about 3 or 4 years ago with the fuzzy edges.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UberDork
6/11/24 8:45 p.m.

and how many sets of Dollar store reading glasses do you  have stored up and stashed in every car etc

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
6/12/24 8:25 a.m.

I went with bifocals when I noticed I had to keep lifting my glasses to read the magazine.  So far font size is good for me.

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