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  1. Valorrian

    CaptionCall

    Curious. Doesn't any one have a CaptionCall phone? I just got mine today. What I like about the phone is that it is my home phone number. With the other relay services I have to have different phone numbers. So far I have a sprint number, and an innocaption number and then I have my own cell...
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    Using an interpreter

    I’m curious do use an interpreter, write or text when going to dr. or bank or something private? I can see using an interpreter at church and school something public with lots of people, info for all to see but not sure about one on one personal stuff. The interpreter is a stranger and not sure...
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    Using Relay Services

    I am starting to make my own appointments and call for myself using relay. Today, I called through relay to find out if this church had any interpreted Masses and the church hung up on me. They said that they do accept calls like that. I called right back and then they answered me but do you...
  4. Valorrian

    Questions

    I have two questions. Right now, my mom makes all my calls for me. My therapist said that I need to start making these appointments and doing for myself. Doing for myself will help me feel better about myself and I will feel like I have more control of my life. I don't know how to make these...
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    SSI

    I talked to my therapist about money and getting job. I'm really worried about these things with my hearing loss. My therapist suggested that I apply for SSI until I find work. I didn't even know about SSI and am still not sure what it is and how it works. How does the process work to apply and...
  6. Valorrian

    Any Catholics?

    Hi, I went to mass for the first time since I lost my hearing this Sunday. I was so anxious, but I prayed before I went. I didn't have a panic attack and I stayed for the whole mass. It was fine. I don't know what I thought in my head but I guess I thought it was going to be awful not hearing...
  7. Valorrian

    Voicing for yourself

    I am new to having a hearing loss. I lost my hearing after being sick a few year ago. I haven't found a comfortable way to communicate yet. I was in a chat room last week and the topic of talking for yourself came up. I've always thought I'd just talk for myself. But someone told me that I might...
  8. Valorrian

    Using Speech to text apps

    Hi, Curious if anyone uses speech to text apps when going out and having to talk to hearing people? I lost my hearing about two years ago and since then I don't go out any more. I'm scared someone will talk to me and I won't understand. I've recently found this speech to text app. and wondered...
  9. Valorrian

    New

    Hi, I'm Val. I lost my hearing about two years ago from meningitis. Since then I've been in my house. I don't go out any more. I'm extremely lonely. My friends that I had all left and went to college. I was suppose to go too but I got sick. I'm angry and depressed a lot. At times I think I'm...
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