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Thu, Feb 28 2:47pm · closed captioning lost and little or no help from Directv in Hearing Loss

You have an absolute right under law for captions. Here is the link to file a complaint. Very easy process and trust me, DirectTv will respond. https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/signin?return_to=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumercomplaints.fcc.gov%2Fhc%2Fen-us%2Farticles%2F202958260-Closed-Captioning-on-TV

Wed, Feb 13 5:07pm · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

@tulip you are lucky. I was arrested because they didn't believe my husband or myself that I couldn't walk a straight line in the middle of the night with a big flashlight in my eyes. They were pretty apologetic after taking me in and talking to me in a quiet well-lighted room. The fact that it was Christmas Eve made it worse. A warning is good!

Tue, Feb 12 2:16pm · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

@lunameow14 You are lucky because the KCDHH is an excellent organization. Speaking of driving, have you ever been stopped or in an accident and need to communicate with law enforcement or other drivers? What methods do you use to handle the situation? Do you have an "I am Deaf" or "I have Hearing Loss" sign on your visor to let them know?

Tue, Feb 12 2:11pm · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

@1634517678 – many people don't understand that significant hearing loss leads to early or earlier onset to memory loss or dementia. Your ears and your mind are not being stimulated so your brain is not connecting the dots – and as they say, use it or lose it. We hear with our brains, not our ears.

Tue, Feb 12 2:07pm · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

@airotto370 – many people compensate and forget to let people know when they need an assist i.e. conference calls and loud places. Do you just deal with it or do you say: "I have a hearing loss\deaf\hard of hearing could you please repeat that or whatever to make sure you are communicating properly? Is it okay to be left out?

Thu, Feb 7 2:19pm · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

As a long time member of the hearing loss group, and part of the entire dDeaf community, I find that many people have very definite ideas as to how they identify themselves: deaf, Deaf, hearing impaired, hard of hearing, stone deaf, can’t hear really well or some other term. I find myself changing my self-identification based on whom I’m talking. If it’s a culturally capital “D” Deaf person, I say I’m hard of hearing; to hearing people, I say I’m hearing impaired or oral deaf (because they know what that means: I speak); and to my hearing loss peers, I say I’m deaf (because I am). It’s a constant dance when I’m around Deaf people. The ASL community has many issues with deaf people who communicate orally and believe everyone should sign. But that’s not how many people come into the hearing loss andor deaf world. I’m curious to know what others do. There is no right or wrong here.

Thu, Feb 7 2:10pm · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

Hi, I'm a bi-lateral CI user since 1994 (and 2006 for 2nd); I've been profoundly deaf since age 4 but wasn't diagnosed until I was 10. I have many friends and colleagues within the d\Deaf communities and work and have connections with all.