Originally Posted By: alan
Hi Mark,

Yes, I've been losing the "cocktail party effect" --the ability to focus one's listening attention on a single talker among a cacophony of conversations and background noise--since I passed 60. ...

Lucky you. I was already in trouble in my early 20s. I had no idea it was not normal to not be able to follow conversation in a loud bar. Had my first bout of ringing as a teenager, though I had no idea a the time what it was, nor did I give it much thought.

Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!