As we get older we become a source of amusement, especially for our children. I always laugh when my dad pronounces fettucini as "footachini".
I don't hear as well as I once did. It isn't that I don't hear the sounds. I just don't interpret them correctly sometimes. Not too long ago, I was listening to a Starbucks commercial and I heard them say their coffee was made with rabbit remains. What? It took a moment for me to realize they must have said aribica beans. My kids never miss an opportunity to bring this up in conversation. They think it is funny and it is.
My personal favourite came from my own mother who will not admit she needs a hearing aid. At a family dinner, someone said something to her that she didn't quite catch. Wanting to clarify and speaking in an alarmed tone she asked "What?! There's a monkey in the fridge?!" Yes mother, there is a monkey in the fridge. Let me get it out for you.
Like I said, source of amusement.
(Please always check with your health care professional if you think you are having difficulty hearing)