You know what it's like, you're in a shop, store, bar or restaurant and there's either music or other background noise. Or the person serving you doesn't look at you when they speak and you don't hear or understand what they've said. What's your normal response? Does anyone ever find themselves saying "I'm sorry, I'm deaf, can you say that again please?"
I've become aware that I do this a lot when I don't hear what someone has said.
Just wondered if anyone else does this and wehy do we or why should we apologise for our deafness?