Bernadette:Why are you mumbling?
Claude:I'm not. I said, “What's wrong with your hearing?”
Bernadette:Nothing is wrong with my hearing.
You just need to speak up.
Claude:I'm practically shouting.
You need to see a doctor about your hearing loss.
Bernadette:I'm not hard of hearing.
It's probably just a buildup of earwax.
Claude:This is more serious than earwax.
Do you hear ringing in your ears?
Bernadette:Not more than usual.
Claude:Meaning you usually hear ringing sounds?
Bernadette:Sure, who doesn't?
Claude:Uh, normal people.
Have you been asking people to repeat themselves?
Are you having trouble hearing people when there's a lot of background noise?
Claude:It might be something as simple as an infection, but it could be more serious, like damage to your eardrum or inner ear if you can't hear sounds at low decibels.
Bernadette:I am not getting a hearing aid.
Claude:Would you prefer people to yell?
Bernadette:What?! Smell? You think I smell?
Well, that's just rude!
1.speak up 大声讲；畅所欲言
例句:I am not suggesting that individuals never speak up about wrong-doing.
2.need to 需要
例句:You'll need to get on the right side of Carmela.
3.hearing aid n.助听器
例句:Just crank up your hearing aid a peg or two.
4.ask to 邀请…参加…
例句:Ask to speak to the sister on the ward.