Some hearing aids have a verbal “battery low” warning to indicate when the batteries should be changed. A new patient (who happens to be a physician) was recently fit with this type of hearing aid, and he wasn’t quite used to it yet. One day, as he was seeing his own patient, he heard “battery low” in his ear, and he turned to his patient and asked, “Did you just say ‘battery low’?”
Confused, his patient replied, “no.” Several minutes later, the doctor again heard “battery low” in his ear and again asked his patient, “Are you hearing someone say battery low?”
Later that day when his hearing aids shut off, he realized that it was his low battery warning and not his patient.
-contributed by Dr. Ashley St. Peter