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    Learning Speech Reading (Lipreading) at Age 65

    Where I'm from (Long Gooyland) it's New Yaawk.
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    Learning Speech Reading (Lipreading) at Age 65

    Thanks X1. Another question: I've read that speech reading is difficult with people with different dialects. http://lipreadingpractice.co.uk/ looks great (and it's free) but the speakers have British accents. Is that a problem at all?
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    Learning Speech Reading (Lipreading) at Age 65

    Couldn't find the perfect subforum for this ... My wife has moderately severe hearing loss that is imperfectly corrected with hearing aids. It's getting worse. She's going to start learning to lipread. Can anyone give me a feeling for how that's likely to go? That is: Do you think this is a...
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    Recommended YouTube Videos

    >I would gently suggest writing something you know about. Thanks for being blunt. ;) Yes, I'm hearing (wife is HOH), but I've had characters who are dino-birds from a parallel universe, mind readers, high-rise kleptomaniac jewel thieves, schizophrenics, autism sufferers, and politicians. So...
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    Recommended YouTube Videos

    PS In this video: the woman talks about how deaf people are more blunt, talk more, etc. That seems like an unreasonable generalization. Do you agree with that?
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    Recommended YouTube Videos

    I'm writing a book in which a main character is profoundly deaf. I want to portray deaf culture well and accurately. Can you recommend some YouTube videos that will help me? Like this one: Thanks!
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    Will Need Help Writing a Deaf Character

    Hi, I'm a writer, and I plan to have a deaf character in my next book. I'm hoping I can get some advice from you guys concerning the deaf community, her interactions with others, etc. My current concept for this character: She's a thirty-eight year old twin,of the main character. The MC is a...
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    Headset to Headphones in the Car

    Yes, she has hearing aids (resound BTE). We tried a system that could broadcast directly to the hearing aids. The idea was great, but the execution made it unusable. The microphone was like a cigarette lighter, and they were always getting unpaired. Here's my ideal: The system comes with two...
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    Headset to Headphones in the Car

    Is this a crazy idea? My wife is HOH and I am not. One place it's hard to communicate is in our car. What if I, driving the car, had a headset microphone and she wore headphones. My speech would be fed directly into her headphones. I've seen motorcyclists use this kind of thing. Anyone here...
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    Looking for the Best Hearing Aid

    Any guess as to how much of an improvement she might see with a different brand? I realize it's a YMMV thing. Can you explain what a dome is, and how the custom fit ear molds work?
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    Looking for the Best Hearing Aid

    Hi, Thanks for this resource! My wife is hard of hearing, and I am not. She has had a ReSound F861-DRW behind-the-ear hearing aids for four years. She got them at CostCo. They were a big improvement over the in-the-ear models she had before that, but we're looking for something better. We...
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