Annie's Mailbox: Can he remove hearing aid in public?

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Dear Annie: This isn’t the biggest problem in the world, but I’d like your advice.

My hubby wears a hearing aid. When we are out in public, especially when sitting in a restaurant, he will dig into his ear to pull the aid out and put it away.

I think he should do this in the privacy of the restroom. I haven’t said anything since I’m not sure if I’m right or being too picky.

— Curious in California

Dear Curious: How much digging are we talking about?

If he can pluck the hearing aid out without much fuss, it isn’t necessary for him to do it in the restroom.

If, however, other people are present at the table or he has to spend more than 10 seconds getting it out of his ear, he should excuse himself.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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