often lot of background noise in pubs.. could get hearing check or maybe ears due for syringe?
i had hearing test, they found deficiency on one side and was really upsetting cos suddenly a lot of things fell into place, it explained a lot and was sad that it hadn't been picked up on before. After all that they said not bad enough to consider surgery and gave a reason that the place originally did the test disagreed with but they said couldn't say what their opinion was as they were less qualified than the person up the hospital - which made me feel worse about it lol! Didn't help referral from GP got lost and waited a year for appointment.. they said it would take some time so I was patient about things.
Yep sometimes I find people on telly with softer voices harder to focus on, really the sound engineer should be on top of things and compensate for a quiet voice!