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Thu, Mar 7 8:04am · High frequency hearing test: What hearing aids are best? in Hearing Loss

This is upsetting to read. There is a federal and possibly state law requiring a 30 day trial period for hearing aids. If that is something that was rescindined recently, let me know. I very been wearing h a all my life and never had less than a month to decide.

Tue, Mar 5 11:52am · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

Exactly! those are the people we need. How to cultivate them is a good question. Cloning illegal….can u ask her how she developed her skills? Could she train others?

Tue, Mar 5 8:35am · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

We don't SOMETIMES feel isolate d. We always are isolated in hearing settings. We never want to be a burden. So…IF u are someone a deafie has called "easy to lip-read" and u know something about the people u are with, try to be a bit of an advocate in the situation. Try to unobtrusively include the deafie. I know I would appreciate it. I also know some newly deafened people would be horribly mortified if anyone made a big deal like announcing " we have a hard of hearing person among us" blah blah…

So thank you, sincerely, for expressing your feelings but if u would try to help in some small way, you would be helping us and yourself, too.

Did I say this wrong? I usually do so if I offended someone, that's par for the course🙄

Mon, Mar 4 4:32am · High frequency hearing test: What hearing aids are best? in Hearing Loss

The law says vendors must give 30 day trial. If Costco says no, don't but from them. Period.

Sat, Mar 2 9:17am · closed captioning lost and little or no help from Directv in Hearing Loss

You should post this message at CCACAPTIONING@gmail.com You also should jouin the group. There is a need for advocates and there is a huge crew that will help you with your question. I don't use direct TV but others on board will be able to answer you.

Fri, Mar 1 1:37am · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

I'm glad people recognize we aren't the "only ones" and can feel connected to a group ! What are the best coping strategies? This is not ideal…it should change so how? Banned together with only other deaf/ h-o-h people ? (Segregate ourselves)? Fake it in large family/friends groups and bury the feelings? Demand that the group acknowledge that we don't follow the conversation easily and try to control how they are communicating? Never go anywhere without a person u know who will be easy to lip-read so u understand SOMETHING during the time? Refuse to join groups bigger than 2???. Stay home, watch TV and play phone games. Better than being in a crowd of people by purpose fully enjoying a museum tour while we don't know what the heck the guide us saying??? Pretend that that last scene doesn't bother us and at least we we're mingling with other people and got to see what everyone else understands more closely than we do….