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  1. Dixie

    Will the new health exchanges cover HAs?

    I am HOH, and I use a HA in one ear and I am completely deaf in the other. Anyway, I don't need a new HA, but I need to get my tube replaced. I am wondering if the ACA might cover the costs associated with my HAs such as maintenance, replacements every 5-6 years, etc. I haven't been able to get...
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    Thinking about switching to StraightTalk

    I know I should get a wide variety of opinions, which is what I want. I am thinking about switching to Straight Talk to cut my phone bill down. I currently use Verizon's prepaid service on my iPhone 4, I know that will not be able to use the phone on ST because Verizon keeps these phones locked...
  3. Dixie

    Linguistics and ASL

    Ok, I'm taking a linguistics course this semester taught by one of my favorite professors. Because linguistics is the study of languages, I am sure that ASL will come up at least once. So while I am thinking about it, what are your thoughts on the common comparisons between ASL and English...
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    How many of you have attempted a Master's Program?

    I know I am only a junior in my undergrad studies, but I'm considering grad school. I'm thinking about doing something related to deaf literature. I know that isn't a large arena and tends to be extremely narrow, but I think it's worth studying the contributions that deaf people have made to...
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    How many deafies here know languages besides English and ASL?

    How many of you know languages besides English and ASL? Knowing a language means you know more than a few survival phrases, and you can engage in a conversation at a basic level on a number of general topics. This does not indicate fluency. Me? I am fluent in English, I can engage in simple...
  6. Dixie

    Best Deaf Friendly Restaurants

    Alright, I won't lie, I like to eat. I've wondered about this for a while and some of us like to travel and we have our favorite spots to stop and grab a bite. There are deaf owned and operated restaurants all over the United States, Canada, and abroad. My question is, where are your...
  7. Dixie

    Beachbody? (P90X, RevAbs, Chalean, Insanity)

    Anyone use Beachbody products? They are crazy expensive, but the fitness programs do have benefits. I am currently doing RevAbs, then I will phase into p90x, and eventually I will roll into a p90x/RevAbs hybrid. I am just taking it one day at a time to get my fitness levels up to where I can...
  8. Dixie

    Anyone watch Dr. Who?

    Does anyone watch Dr. Who? This is brilliant BBC programming!
  9. Dixie

    Been gone too far long. Oh and I have 390 notifications. Oops.

    Uhm yeah, exactly what the title said.
  10. Dixie

    Facebook Parenting: Troubled teen. (did the father overreact?)

    I'm sure some of you may have already seen this video. But for those of you who haven't, the gist of it is this: A 15 year old girl posted a profanity laden letter to her parents on facebook ranting about having to do a few chores around the house. This was the second incident that this...
  11. Dixie

    Who has the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock?

    I am seriously considering one for purchase and I wanted to know if the alarm and bed shaker hold up after years and years. I don't want to purchase a cheap product that will have to be replaced every 6-12 months. Other than that I am told this is a very good alarm - although at 113 dB, I am...
  12. Dixie

    I am so mad i can't think straight!!!!!!!!!

    I am mad, shocked, and in utter disbelief right now. My DD is in more trouble than she can shake a stick at right now. She has been participating in a cookie sale and we found out today after a parent called that she had taken approximately $60 from the money envelope and took it to school and...
  13. Dixie

    Considering starting a deaf club/group for my area...

    I have been bouncing the idea around of starting a deaf club/group here in my local area (Pope/Yell Couties and surrounding areas). I know there are deafies in the area and I have spoken to them and they seem interested in getting a deaf club going. I know this can be very time consuming but I...
  14. Dixie

    Merry Chrustmas All Deaf!!

    Merry Christmas to my AD family!!
  15. Dixie

    Random question: Can you use coupons with your food stamps?

    Someone brought this up today and after discussing it, we still weren't sure. It would make sense though because: 1.) You save the government money 2.) You are making your food stamps stretch further than if you were purchasing food items at full price. Thoughts?
  16. Dixie

    Getting my CROS HA on the 27th!!

    As you know, it has been quite a few years since I wore HAs, I just got news that my HAs have arrived and I am going have them on the 27th. I will have to go for a fitting and adjustments. I am hoping the technology has improved since the late 90's and early 2000's. Since there is a mall in the...
  17. Dixie

    Just got asked to share my story for the Stand Together anti-bullying project.

    I just received an email asking me to share my story for the Stand Together anti-bullying project and it has the potential to be shared with key leaders. This is something I've been wanting to do a for a while now, but I have one question. Those of you that took the Stand Together number...
  18. Dixie

    Botts! Your late! Get in here!!

    Happy birthday Botts!! I hope you have many years left to grow younger!!:D
  19. Dixie

    Would this be 'normal'??

    I am considering buying a small desktop size Christmas tree to put in our little room that my DD and I share. I'll get some lights and some ornaments for it, and then we can put a couple of presents under it for each other. Then on Christmas morning we can have our own little Christmas - just me...
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