A man goes to see the doctor.
“Doc, I think my wife’s going deaf,” the man said.
“Well, here’s something you can try on her to test her hearing,” the doctor said.
“Stand some distance away from her and ask her a question. If she doesn’t answer, move a little closer and ask again. Keep repeating this until she answers.”
So, the man goes home and and gives it a try. He walks in the door and says, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”
He doesn’t hear an answer, so he moves closer to her. “Honey, what’s for dinner?” Still no answer. He repeats this several times, until he’s standing just a few feet away from her.
Finally, she answers, “For the eleventh time, I said we’re having meatloaf!”