Nouméa, New Caledonia
Went out to the USS Solace (Hospital ship) to have my ears tested. The percent loss of hearing for the average of all frequencies was; Right ear —11.2%; Left ear —10.4% loss. This is not bad, and does not explain my difficulty in understanding people over the interphone on the plane.
Had a good lunch aboard the Solace and came back to the captain’s gig along with USO actor Jimmy Burke. Saw the movie “Tales of Manhattan.” Very good. Still on Ile Nou.