A nice little old lady walks into the doctor’s office.
“What can I do for you today, Mrs. Pennyworth?” asks the doctor.
She is clearly very embarrassed. “Well, doctor…do you know what a, um, an ‘S-B-D’ is?”
The doctor raises an eyebrow. “Are you talking about ‘Silent But Deadly’?”
“Yes, yes, exactly.”
“Is this a problem?”
Now that she’s past the hard part, the words come out in a torrent: “Oh, doctor, it’s just so awful. It seems like I’m passing silent gas all the time — on the bus, in the checkout line at the grocery store, at church during the sermon…I just never know when more gas is going to silently escape. In fact, to tell the truth, it happened to me again just a minute ago, when I was sitting down here in this chair. Oh, doctor, is there anything we can do?”
The doctor nods firmly. “My dear Mrs. Pennyworth, there are several things that we CAN do. But the first thing that we WILL do, is we’re going to start by getting your hearing checked.”