Communicating effectively with the hearing world.

Posted by joangela @joangela, Sep 22, 2019

What are your words of advice to communicate effectively in the hearing world? Basic things like going to the grocery store and communicating with the checker and not getting looks like you are crazy. Do you hold up signs? Do you try and explain that you have a hearing loss or that you are deaf? What are your communication methods?

@banshee

Hi @arrowshooter! I also struggle with the :07 seconds it takes to get the connect clip mic to pink (on). I did recently learn that one quick button tap will stop my phone audio, but I wish a 2nd tap would start it again. Nonetheless, it gives me a chance to switch over to a live conversation more quickly. I am learning ASL, and sometimes sign a bit to indicate my challenges. Imma try those buzz cards.

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Banshee, if your Connect Clip is "on" all you have to do is switch your hearing aid program to "connect clip" program and the mic will be live instantly. But you are correct, to turn the connect clip to on with the connect clip buttons it takes too long.

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I use the hearing aid buttons to turn it on. Why would you think it would take longer to do so? Also, don't forget to lower the volume of your hearing aid or you will get too much noise.

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@maryjax

I use the hearing aid buttons to turn it on. Why would you think it would take longer to do so? Also, don't forget to lower the volume of your hearing aid or you will get too much noise.

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To turn on the Connect Clip it requires a "long push" (3 – 4sec.) of the main button. To activate the mic it requires another "long push". I think that is where "Banshee" got the 7 second delay. Once the Connect Clip is on then activating the mic, whether by a remote, phone app, or hearing aid buttons is almost instantaneous In my case the quickest way is to use my phone app.

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