I wouldn't say I'm going deaf - but how often nowadays have you had to turn on the subtitles because the enunciation of our English language has been so bad that you just cannot understand it? When I was a child, spoken English was considered an important and I remember how we had to learn poems and stand in front of our classrooms and perform them, without paper to look at, throwing our voices clearly across the room and putting expression into our voices. How glad I was that we did this. I taught secretarial subjects where, for shorthand, the exam pass was 98% and every single word had to be heard by even those in the furthermost corner of the room. Nowadays I can hardly understand what some teenagers and others are saying because of poor enunciation. How about you?