Functionally Deaf

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  1. C-NICE

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    Good article. I can very much relate with what he said.
     
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    I can understand 80% of what my dad says without HAs just by lipreading. Anyone who speaks clearly, I can understand over 60% unaided and around 80% aided by reading lips. I can communicate with others by writing or typing. I used to pass notes back and forth when I was in school.

    I am thankful for CC on TV, I remember how frustrating it was when I was little before the days of CC. My dad gave me a summary of what went on in the movie during commercial. I never have been able to use phones, my dad does the listening for me.

    Isn't he already severely deaf with an 85-95db HL? But yea he could consider CI if he lost all his residual hearing. I know I would.

    Im great at lipreading and use it all the time. Without being able to see the lips or if the person doesn't speak clearly, I don't understand much. I agree with his choice for CI if he lost his hearing, id do the same myself.
     

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