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Julie, Volunteer Mentor (@julieo4)

Hand held microphones that can be used with hearing aids

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Aug 29, 2020 | Replies (42)

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@imallears

@peach414144
Hello,
IN OCALA THERE IS THE FLORIDA CENTER FOR THE BLIND 352-873-4700 WHO HAVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION FOR LOW VISION . I DON’T KNOW WHERE IN OCALA YOU ARE BUT ST LUKES CATARACT AND LASER CLINIC TREATS BOTH EYE PROBLEMS AND HAS HEARING SERVICES WHERE THEY CAN TEST YOUR HEARING AND PRESCRIBE AIDS IF NECESSARY. MY OPHTHALMOLOGIST IS AT ST LUKES NEAR ME. I THINK IT WOULD BE A 45 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE CITY OF OCALA.

THERE ARE NUMEROUS HAND HELD MAGNIFIERS OR ONES THAT YOU CAN WEAR AROUND YOUR NECK OR FOLD UP TO PUT IN YOUR POCKET. YOU CAN SEE SOME ON AMAZON. THERE ARE ALSO COMPUTER PROGRAMS THAT WILL ENHANCE THE SIZE OF YOUR SCREEN AND DEVICES THAT CAN BE HOOKED UP TO THE TV. YOU MAY NEED SOMEONE TO DO THE RESEARCH FOR YOU BUT THE FLORIDA CENTER FOR THE BLIND MAY BE A GOOD PLACE TO START.

IF THERE ARE NO DISCUSSIONS ON LOW VISION ON THIS MAYO FORUM , MAY I SUGGEST THAT YOU START ONE BY SIMPLY ASKING…DOES ANYONE HAVE LOW VISION? OUR WONDERFUL MENTORS CAN GUIDE YOU ON HOW TO DO THAT.

FL MARY…..West Coast

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Dear Imallears, Thank you for your caring. I have been there.