Comments on: Ow! http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/ Thoughts from a hard of hearing musician Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:17:30 +0000 http://wordpress.com/ hourly 1 By: sarah http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-607 sarah Wed, 04 Jun 2008 13:25:40 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-607 not sure about the er but my regular doctors office has those pagers found at resturants. Instead of calling my name or kids name the pager buzzes and vibrates. I love this new addition to my doctors office. Since it was bad enough being nervous taking kids to the doctors this was one less thing I had to worry about! not sure about the er but my regular doctors office has those pagers found at resturants. Instead of calling my name or kids name the pager buzzes and vibrates.
I love this new addition to my doctors office. Since it was bad enough being nervous taking kids to the doctors this was one less thing I had to worry about!

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By: charcoalsilhouette http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-546 charcoalsilhouette Sun, 02 Mar 2008 01:47:58 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-546 SHB :D How old is he?? Lol. Anyway, I have not yet been to the ER (knocks on wood) or the DMV. None of the hospitals i go to have any system except name-yelling, and I have a very difficult to pronounce last name, which often leads to confusion. Have you ever been to a restaurant that is very popular? And the wait is forever? I think there should be a vibrator system, just like restaurants, that are issued and rung when a patient is called. Of course, names can still be called, but if you're holding a vibrator, what better signal? Serves both blind AND deaf/hoh! SHB :D How old is he?? Lol. Anyway, I have not yet been to the ER (knocks on wood) or the DMV. None of the hospitals i go to have any system except name-yelling, and I have a very difficult to pronounce last name, which often leads to confusion. Have you ever been to a restaurant that is very popular? And the wait is forever? I think there should be a vibrator system, just like restaurants, that are issued and rung when a patient is called. Of course, names can still be called, but if you’re holding a vibrator, what better signal? Serves both blind AND deaf/hoh!

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By: Jimm http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-540 Jimm Wed, 27 Feb 2008 23:37:47 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-540 Yeah, that's a long wait. One hospital I went in for test, I told them they will have to find me when my turn comes up. They assigned me to a bright kelly green chair and made a note on my folder. It was the only chair of that color. I look forward to more adventures of SHB and his sidekick Mom! hehe! Yeah, that’s a long wait. One hospital I went in for test, I told them they will have to find me when my turn comes up. They assigned me to a bright kelly green chair and made a note on my folder. It was the only chair of that color.

I look forward to more adventures of SHB and his sidekick Mom! hehe!

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By: Lucy http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-207 Lucy Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:40:52 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-207 I remember once being in the doctor's waiting room waiting to have my ears syringed (I'm not normally hoh), and they called me three times before I got the message! SHB is a fine fellow! I remember once being in the doctor’s waiting room waiting to have my ears syringed (I’m not normally hoh), and they called me three times before I got the message!
SHB is a fine fellow!

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By: Hoh http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-188 Hoh Mon, 15 Oct 2007 22:19:31 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-188 Abbie, It does seem like a violation of HIPAA when normal hearing people hear names and can see visible injuries. I'm going to include that in my letter, thanks! Cindy Abbie,

It does seem like a violation of HIPAA when normal hearing people hear names and can see visible injuries. I’m going to include that in my letter, thanks!

Cindy

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By: Abbie http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-187 Abbie Mon, 15 Oct 2007 22:09:56 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-187 Ahh, I remember those beelines drives my father use to do when I got cut and needed stitches.. I'm glad he is ok though! However, I agree with you 100% that I think they should have a more efficient way of handling patients instead of just blurting out their last name. I hate focusing so hard my eyes go blurry in that type of situation. Then when my eyes cannot take any more, I do a simple tally on everyone that was present in the room so I know I am not skipped. It isn't just hospitals, but it includes labs, doctors offices. My local german butcher shop runs more efficiently then those offices do. You woulda thunk that since they make us sign umpteen forms about the Privacy Act they would respect our privacy by not revealing our entire government name in a crowded office!! Is that a oxymoron or is it me? Ahh, I remember those beelines drives my father use to do when I got cut and needed stitches.. I’m glad he is ok though!

However, I agree with you 100% that I think they should have a more efficient way of handling patients instead of just blurting out their last name. I hate focusing so hard my eyes go blurry in that type of situation. Then when my eyes cannot take any more, I do a simple tally on everyone that was present in the room so I know I am not skipped. It isn’t just hospitals, but it includes labs, doctors offices. My local german butcher shop runs more efficiently then those offices do.

You woulda thunk that since they make us sign umpteen forms about the Privacy Act they would respect our privacy by not revealing our entire government name in a crowded office!! Is that a oxymoron or is it me?

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By: Hoh http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-186 Hoh Mon, 15 Oct 2007 21:58:57 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-186 Thanks, Sarah! SHB was SO BRAVE - he didn't cry or whimper. I was shocked! There's got to be a hospital somewhere that has a system like this already - hope someone tells me where! Cindy Thanks, Sarah!

SHB was SO BRAVE – he didn’t cry or whimper. I was shocked!

There’s got to be a hospital somewhere that has a system like this already – hope someone tells me where!

Cindy

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By: Sarah http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-185 Sarah Mon, 15 Oct 2007 19:47:19 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/15/ow/#comment-185 Hope SHB is feeling better! I think your idea is a good one - there are so many difficult to pronounce names I think the hospital staff would want your system. Hope SHB is feeling better!
I think your idea is a good one – there are so many difficult to pronounce names I think the hospital staff would want your system.

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