Originally Posted by naisho
For deafs who had oral:
Let's say you don't have a backup battery and your HA or CI battery runs out.
Did you ever suddenly feel like using oral totally sucks?
I have this happen to me before. When my batteries die and instead of having to explain to hearing people why I went voice off, I feel like just saying "I don't feel like talking right now."
I always keep extra batteries with me (I use hearing aids). It is rare that I'm totally out of batteries. I have two hearing aids, so if I don't have extra batteries, I rely on the other aid to carry me me through the event, maybe even moving the good battery from my "bad" ear to my "good" ear's hearing aid.
I have had both batteries go dead in the middle of a conversation, so I just explain to the other person that my hearing aid batteries went dead and I can't hear them and please wait while I change the batteries.
Sometimes people seem weirded out by the sight of someone taking out their hearing aid and putting new batteries in, but who cares?
If they want to talk to me, they'll just have to live with it.
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