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  1. Nita Thomas

    Are bowing heads required for lipreaders during meal blessing or prayers?

    Good question! Sometimes I bow my head but if it's a speaker saying a prayer I do not so I can see what is being said.
  2. Nita Thomas

    You have to be Deaf to Understand....

    One really good reason I hope to start writing for our community in the local newspaper. We need a voice to speak for us locally.
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    My brain cannot get used to my hearing aids

    See your audiologist to get them.adjusted. unfortunately , some brands merely increase all volume levels when only those sounds needing to be heard are wanted. Hope it isn't A brand issue, but those particular aids could be written g for you.
  4. Nita Thomas

    Questions/ A Discussion on Being Part of the Deaf Community

    I went thru hell in public school.that stressed oral.speech, refused to let me sing and decided I was too dumb for college. I read at a college level so in 6th grade per my godmother a,reading readiness teacher in another town I aced my ACT and SAT tests in math only to be put in pre calculus...
  5. Nita Thomas

    Anyone made vegan recipe with non-vegan ingredients?

    Not all food has the same properties for replacing an ingredient so at best I'd say no. For instance I use honey rather than sugar when I bake deserts, but since it's honey I use 1/2 the amount that the sugar is in the recipe. Adding ingredients like meat could change the shape or size of the...
  6. Nita Thomas

    Advice For Helping Deaf Loved One Recover from Injury

    Comatose do many things so even though she is deaf, do orally speak and sing too because they tend to have unique out of the body, supernatural abilities. If you can hold her hand and write into it try doing that too.
  7. Nita Thomas

    What are your hobbies ?

    That is awesome!
  8. Nita Thomas

    What are your hobbies ?

    I used to garden and miss it a lot now that an apartment. Very active outdoors doing anything with water .... Ice skating, snow skiing, swimming, boating or fishing.
  9. Nita Thomas

    My son gets sick almost every 2 wks

    Not normal at all. Is he suffering from anxiety at all? Consider allergy testing as that could also be an issue.
  10. Nita Thomas

    Wanting to learn more about Deaf culture

    There are groups on Facebook for hard if hearing and deaf to chat, those may I find we are always fighting to be accepted by the hearing community. Some prefer to avoid us completely, others do not have patience to rephrase something we've misunderstood. My family and friends...
  11. Nita Thomas

    How do deaf people talk louder?

    How does that work for loudness? This is the first time I heard of this method.
  12. Nita Thomas

    Advice on including a hearing-impaired person in a story

    Well I am hard of hearing with a profound high frequency deafness all my life. Personally I take offense to your take in deaf speak...we use proper Eng!ish and are not language deficient. Most of my my total deaf encounters know proper English. ASL uses hands to speak so it does not follow...
  13. Nita Thomas

    How do deaf people talk louder?

    Everyone differs. I tend to talk too loud. This is normal because we usually cannot tell how softly or loudly we speak ... I ask people tp.just motion with their hands to increase it decrease my volume. Not easy for any of us, though.
  14. Nita Thomas

    What are other ways to earn extra money in addition to your full-time job?

    Crafts and hobbies with products to sell .
  15. Nita Thomas

    What can we do?

    No. I will seek to join it! Thanks!
  16. Nita Thomas

    What can we do?

    I have Oticon hearing aids now. Have worn different brands including Starkey in the past. This is meant as a general topic. Changes are needed to help all of us.
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    What can we do?

    Given most insurance plans either do not cover hearing aids for both ears or even have a partial coverage whereas insurance may offer a set fee towards a hearing aid, what can we do to change this? In the US Vocational Rehabilitation will only cover hearing aids if you have a full time job...
  18. Nita Thomas

    Anyone know MS meetings group for studying bible

    What is a MS group? Multiple Sclerosis?
  19. Nita Thomas

    New to the Deaf world

    They will welcome you. Even though you may feel.that you don't need it, I would also recommend seeing a counselor since this is so new to you, they may point you to various groups and services near where you live.