Things You’re Unlikely To See #5

Who says hearing aids can’t be exciting? Go on Channel 4, prove me wrong, I reckon you’re missing a trick here…

The Hearing Aid Clinic Episode 1: Just Another Monday Morning

New docusoap about an NHS hearing aid clinic, from the makers of 24 Hours in A&E. The episode opens with Jenny, the relentlessly cheery receptionist, having a long drawn out phone conversation with a profoundly deaf caller who is frustrated at not being able to make an appointment by email. Things take a more dramatic turn when a highly strung patient collapses suddenly during an Uncomfortable Loudness test, and security staff are called to the audiometry booth to restrain a 46 year old woman who has just been told that she can’t have her long-awaited hearing aid fitting until she’s had her ears syringed by her GP. Strangely compelling viewing.

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4 Responses to “Things You’re Unlikely To See #5”


  1. 1 babs scott August 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Moira,

    I see you have a small starring role in this exciting new production. I guess you have had plenty of “real life” rehearsals for the part. Could I take the part of the deaf person trying to make the appointment by email, telephoning being my bete noire! Especially if the person on the other end doesn’t have a broad Scots accent, somehow I can hear Scots better. 😉

    B x

    • 2 moiradancer August 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Ah, accents. All that guttural hoching and rolling of the ‘R’s that we’re used to in Scots parole is certainly very handy for adding definition to any words that don’t have ‘S’ in. Additionally, Scots deifies have no trouble with missing ‘T’s in words, since they don’t exist for half the population anyway thanks to the silent glottal stop. The verbal phrase Ge’ ra’ ca’ oo’ay ma ha’ (get that cat out of my hat) would be unintelligible to delicate Southern ears.

      I rest my case.

  2. 3 Gareth Wells September 9, 2012 at 6:18 am

    You should pitch this to C4. I’d have the whole family tuned in!

    • 4 moiradancer September 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Ah Gareth, at last, someone else who understands that medical drama doesn’t need to be all car crashes and heart attacks (not to say that one can’t come slightly close to the latter where hearing aid malfunctions are concerned).

      I shall continue to wear Channel 4 down with sensational plotlines until they give in!


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