Comments on: Hard of hearing/Deaf Readers! http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/ Thoughts from a hard of hearing musician Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:17:30 +0000 http://wordpress.com/ hourly 1 By: Liz http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-678 Liz Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:55:04 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-678 Hi my name is Liz and my title is a Housekeeping Assistant. But I'm only responsible for the cleaning side of it. I wear behind-the ear-hearing aids which I've worn since 2002. A year before I started work in a hospital as the above. My hearin g has changed in the last 2 years to me, and last year I did ask for a Lipspeaker but did not get one. She accomadated me in other ways which suited me, but I'd imagine next year should I need one for a fire lecture which she won't be doing herself, will mean I shall want one. Which I bet they won't provide. (breaking the DDA here). So will probablly end up taking it further. :( Hi my name is Liz and my title is a Housekeeping Assistant. But I’m only responsible for the cleaning side of it. I wear behind-the ear-hearing aids which I’ve worn since 2002. A year before I started work in a hospital as the above.

My hearin g has changed in the last 2 years to me, and last year I did ask for a Lipspeaker but did not get one. She accomadated me in other ways which suited me, but I’d imagine next year should I need one for a fire lecture which she won’t be doing herself, will mean I shall want one. Which I bet they won’t provide. (breaking the DDA here). So will probablly end up taking it further. :(

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By: Alifer http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-594 Alifer Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:34:30 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-594 Name: Alicia- I wear a single CI, one year old. I can't wear hearing aids. Job: Graphic Designer/Partner with my husband who is a hearing Copywriter. We operate a small Design/Writing/Marketing studio out of our home, Blue Sky Creative. I have a special phone with amplification, but confess my husband does most on the phone client conversations. I use email almost exclusively for my client interaction, frankly it's better because I get instructions in writing. They can't argue they said something they didn't say! Name: Alicia- I wear a single CI, one year old. I can’t wear hearing aids.

Job: Graphic Designer/Partner with my husband who is a hearing Copywriter.

We operate a small Design/Writing/Marketing studio out of our home, Blue Sky Creative.

I have a special phone with amplification, but confess my husband does most on the phone client conversations. I use email almost exclusively for my client interaction, frankly it’s better because I get instructions in writing. They can’t argue they said something they didn’t say!

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By: Kym http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-592 Kym Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:32:41 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-592 Kym Data Entry Tech None :-( but i have a job where i do not use the phone (so i use my relay on my cell phone) and i'm hoping the will install 1711 relay on my computer soon. Kym

Data Entry Tech

None :-( but i have a job where i do not use the phone (so i use my relay on my cell phone) and i’m hoping the will install 1711 relay on my computer soon.

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By: susan yetter http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-586 susan yetter Thu, 10 Apr 2008 19:12:33 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-586 I am unemployed. I lost my job as a public school teacher--elementary & bi-lingual--because of my deafness. I am unilaterally deaf with profound hearing loss in the dead ear. I became deaf after an illness three years ago. Reliable information and services have been very hard to locate. The school and staff resented having to make any accomodations--including the use of the amplification system that was installed when the building was constructed (ADA requirement). I was not treated with respect. I'm in the process of connecting with Vocational rehab. services to find employment. I am unemployed. I lost my job as a public school teacher–elementary & bi-lingual–because of my deafness. I am unilaterally deaf with profound hearing loss in the dead ear. I became deaf after an illness three years ago. Reliable information and services have been very hard to locate. The school and staff resented having to make any accomodations–including the use of the amplification system that was installed when the building was constructed (ADA requirement). I was not treated with respect. I’m in the process of connecting with Vocational rehab. services to find employment.

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By: charcoalsilhouette http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-543 charcoalsilhouette Sun, 02 Mar 2008 00:54:27 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-543 Madi Student Uhh, basically, I have hearing aids, use a microphone system, and people feel free to throw things to get my attention. My friends will sometimes steal things from me, just to make me acknowlege them. But yeah, most teachers don't care and I end up in the back of the room. Madi
Student
Uhh, basically, I have hearing aids, use a microphone system, and people feel free to throw things to get my attention. My friends will sometimes steal things from me, just to make me acknowlege them. But yeah, most teachers don’t care and I end up in the back of the room.

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By: Lindsey http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-539 Lindsey Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:16:17 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-539 Hello, I'm Lindsey I'm a filmmaker and writer, and most of my work has been working on documentaries for British broadcasters People let me move desks so that I'm in the best place to hear everyone. People throw juggling balls at my head to get my attention across a busy office! In the friendliest possible way... :) And a sound man once recommended an adaptor to convert 2 channels of sound from two different sources into just one, so I could hear everything in one headphone (I self-shoot, which can make for messy audio reording when you're working with 2 microphones recording sounds into 2 separate channels, but you have only one ear to hear them with...) Cindy, I'm researching how hoh/deaf people like ourselves appreciate music - would you contact me by email (which I've provided) so I could ask you a couple of questions? Many thanks. Hello,

I’m Lindsey

I’m a filmmaker and writer, and most of my work has been working on documentaries for British broadcasters

People let me move desks so that I’m in the best place to hear everyone. People throw juggling balls at my head to get my attention across a busy office! In the friendliest possible way… :) And a sound man once recommended an adaptor to convert 2 channels of sound from two different sources into just one, so I could hear everything in one headphone (I self-shoot, which can make for messy audio reording when you’re working with 2 microphones recording sounds into 2 separate channels, but you have only one ear to hear them with…)

Cindy, I’m researching how hoh/deaf people like ourselves appreciate music – would you contact me by email (which I’ve provided) so I could ask you a couple of questions? Many thanks.

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By: Theresa http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-538 Theresa Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:20:39 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-538 Theresa - Engineering Change Management Specialist for a large manufacturing company No accomodations. I struggle with meetings (both small and large) and casual office conversation. Even though I am open regarding my hearing impairment with my co-workers, it does not help since there are many people I come into contact on a daily basis. I purchased SMARTLINK FM system but cannot find a suitable use for it at work, so I use it to listen to music and books on tape on my own time. Theresa – Engineering Change Management Specialist for a large manufacturing company

No accomodations. I struggle with meetings (both small and large) and casual office conversation. Even though I am open regarding my hearing impairment with my co-workers, it does not help since there are many people I come into contact on a daily basis. I purchased SMARTLINK FM system but cannot find a suitable use for it at work, so I use it to listen to music and books on tape on my own time.

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By: valerie http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-534 valerie Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:41:46 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-534 Valerie - bilateral CI I am a special education teacher in the public school system. I also taught regular education 2nd and 3rd graders. I have been with the school system 14 years.(I am not in a school for the deaf) I have an amplier phone. They created a daily bulletin instead of saying everything over the intercom. I really don't have any accomadations. They just treat me with respect. That is the best accommadation. Valerie – bilateral CI

I am a special education teacher in the public school system. I also taught regular education 2nd and 3rd graders. I have been with the school system 14 years.(I am not in a school for the deaf)

I have an amplier phone. They created a daily bulletin instead of saying everything over the intercom. I really don’t have any accomadations. They just treat me with respect. That is the best accommadation.

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By: trkelley http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-413 trkelley Fri, 28 Dec 2007 20:24:54 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-413 trkelley musician/writer = self-employed, poor :) i'm autistic and HOH in an odd way i actually have very painfully acute hearing and perfect pitch but cannot discriminate and sort out or understand speech well at all. So i wear earplugs and muffs a lot to cut out the background roar. i prefer silence. i take beta-blockers to mitigate auditory adrenaline reactions that used to keep me explosively irritable. i had speech and hearing therapy in elementary school because everyone thought i was a bit deaf. They missed the autism part til later. i have always related well to the D/deaf, as i am a visual thinker, as are many autistics. i read a lot. :) trkelley

musician/writer = self-employed, poor :)

i’m autistic and HOH in an odd way i actually have very painfully acute hearing and perfect pitch but cannot discriminate and sort out or understand speech well at all. So i wear earplugs and muffs a lot to cut out the background roar. i prefer silence. i take beta-blockers to mitigate auditory adrenaline reactions that used to keep me explosively irritable.
i had speech and hearing therapy in elementary school because everyone thought i was a bit deaf. They missed the autism part til later.
i have always related well to the D/deaf, as i am a visual thinker, as are many autistics.
i read a lot. :)

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By: Kim http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-328 Kim Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:17:08 +0000 http://beethovensears.com/2007/10/22/hard-of-hearingdeaf-readers/#comment-328 Hello all, from another library Kim! My department is Acquisitions; email is wonderful, means so much less puzzling out murky phone messages (phone is HA compatible, with volume controls. I love my telecoils). And since the office got renovated, we have beautiful visual alarm systems ... even in the bathrooms. There was one interesting day pre-renovation when I was in the toilet and wasn't sure whether that funny faint sound was an alarm or not (it was)... Other library hardofhearies: how many of you grew up hardofhearing and/or devoted bookworms? I found out pretty early that the printed word was a lot more reliable than the spoken one, and still own far too many books! Hello all, from another library Kim!
My department is Acquisitions; email is wonderful, means so much less puzzling out murky phone messages (phone is HA compatible, with volume controls. I love my telecoils).
And since the office got renovated, we have beautiful visual alarm systems … even in the bathrooms. There was one interesting day pre-renovation when I was in the toilet and wasn’t sure whether that funny faint sound was an alarm or not (it was)…
Other library hardofhearies: how many of you grew up hardofhearing and/or devoted bookworms? I found out pretty early that the printed word was a lot more reliable than the spoken one, and still own far too many books!

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