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Tue Dec 6, 2011, 09:03 PM

Where is everyone?

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Reply Where is everyone? (Original post)
GreenPartyVoter Dec 2011 OP
DavidDvorkin Dec 2011 #1
Bolo Boffin Dec 2011 #4
DavidDvorkin Dec 2011 #5
meti57b Dec 2011 #6
Bolo Boffin Dec 2011 #7
meti57b Dec 2011 #8
Bolo Boffin Dec 2011 #11
meti57b Dec 2011 #12
LeFleur1 Dec 2011 #13
lpbk2713 Dec 2011 #2
TeeYiYi Dec 2011 #3
Iggo Dec 2011 #10
HawkeyeX Dec 2011 #9

Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 10:36 PM

1. This was not a very active forum even on the old DU

So it may take a while for people to start posting here.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:40 AM

4. See, I didn't look around enough at old DU.

I didn't know there was a group like us.

I'm partially deaf (the high pitch variety) and I also work as a closed captioner.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 01:23 PM

5. While the old DU is still there

you can still read all of the posts in the old group. If you haven't already.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 08:47 PM

6. That's what I have too, .... high frequency hearing loss

Friends seem to not be able to comprehend what it is, and hearing aids don't completely help. Lip reading helps.

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Response to meti57b (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:07 PM

7. I would turn up the TV but it wouldn't help

By the time I could hear the high pitches OK, the bass was so loud I couldn't stand to listen!

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 11:55 AM

8. Lip reading definitely works and is the idea solution for .....

high frequency hearing loss.

Locally, there are classes in lip reading, given by a very generous and talented person. Each week, she makes up new and interesting word games where she "speaks" silently but with the perfect lip movements. Her classes are packed with people, mostly oldsters, who can absolutely understand what she is saying.

To learn lip reading, you need someone to read you a list of words all starting with a particular consonant letter, for example "M" words, and learn and remember their lip movements. For the vowel sounds .... those are not high frequency and you can probably hear those.

I barely get by with a hearing aid, and so far, have not taken the time to learn lip reading. But lip reading is definitely effective for high frequency loss.

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Response to meti57b (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:48 AM

11. Thank you for that.

My hearing loss is not quite as profound. I'm just at the point where my high frequency loss interferes with understanding consonants. My hearing aids help me immensely.

I was watching a choir on television, though, and found watching their lips helped (especially when I knew the words!).

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:36 PM

12. yw! ....

A big problem for me is people who talk fast. To me, it sounds like a bunch of nonsense syllables.

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Response to meti57b (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:45 AM

13. Lip Reading

After a hearing test the tester told me I must be lipreading. I would like to learn to do that officially, and will look for such classes.

It's an odd thing. I can hear. Sometimes I can hear noises that my husband can't hear. High tones are harder. It's difficult to make out what my little grandson is saying sometimes. I often can't understand what is being said by others, either. DVDs and TV are a disaster, but I do have a TV earphone thing that helps a lot. I wear the behind the ear aids, and am able to get by quite well except in a crowd. I've been told that the newest ones are much improved, but they are, at the least, $1100 apiece, so I can't be buying new ones every couple of years. Our insurance only covers a pittance.

I'm happy to find this forum. Gathering info from others is always helpful.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 01:34 AM

2. I'm here.



Just finding my way around.




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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 12:43 PM

3. What? I can't hear you. ;) ...nt

TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:36 AM

10. See now that's funny.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 02:18 PM

9. I am still here

 

In some ethereal form.

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