Recent content by Jane B.

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    Rechargeable Hearing Aids

    What turns me off of the idea a rechargeable aids is I can think of not way you can use them to hear and recharge at the same time. You need two sets to keep from having to go with out aid at times.
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    Wow! Been a long time! I joined here in 2006

    Shel so many thanks for starting this thread!!! You have gotten so many of the old timers to appear. I am an "in betweener" compared to a number showing up having jointed in 2011. I do miss much of the old site and still feel that the banning was taken toooo far. I don't know if any of you...
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    Chose a mode of transportation???

    It looks like it is time to follow LoveBlue to the train. I have been seeing report after report of cancellations by airlines but NOTHING about train problems! Maybe LoveBlue can give us some hints about the most enjoyable way to take advantage of that!
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    Software TTY App??

    For those of you that can read your cell phone screen or can take the time to transfer the captions to your desktop screen how about reading the details at It is what I use on my cell phone calls both outgoing and incoming. I do not have vision problems in addition to hearing...
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    Finally bought a farm

    Was this supposed to include photos of the visitors?
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    New to hearing aids

    I am older and have worn a BTE (behind the ear) hearing aid since the 1970's as one ear is completely deaf. I have had no desire to use one that is all in the canal as even the smallest BTEs are large enough to be easier to put on and take off. Anymore some want bright colors to shown them off...
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    What did you learn today? Part II

    Considering how the years are pilling up for me earlier this morning I went looking about what was used when I was born. This is way out of date! This recipe has been revived from some articles about what was used in the 1940's and slightly earlier. Soooo much has been learned about what...
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    tattooed terps

    I feel if the client does not want to see tattoos the client needs to ask if the terp has them and if so, if they can cover them BEFORE hiring the terp. The decision of who to use should be made by the client that needs interpretation.
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    I really like mac-n-cheese but had just not been familiar with it for any holiday meal.
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    Mac-n-cheese at Thanksgiving???? It is only recently that I have seem some mention of it in posts but NEVER in real life and my memories go back to the 1940's in Southern Illinois.
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    Interpreter Fees - Tax Deduction?

    You are replying to a thread that was last active 16 years ago!! I don't know what the current rule is but you should check that.
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    How do large hearing care services focus most on sales rather than customers needs?

    The reputation of the person you are seeing is more important, in my opinion, than their degree. I have had a very similar experience to that of Love Blue but the gal happens to be a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Her reputation in town is such that an audiologist that joined the practice of...
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    Please be aware that instead does not work for everyone in every location. I am in one of those places where I took beginning sign as an evening course from the local community two different times and made NO contacts to actually use it! I have forgotten 99% because of disuse. It has also been...
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    Real Estate Agent-Sign Language California

    Don't forget the use of a captioning service such as InnoCaption to communicate with those that hear and don't sign. InnoCaption can even be set to automatically send voice calls made to your regular cell phone number through their captioning. I have no financial interest in them being just a...
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    Customer Service

    I too had quite a collection until I started really making a point of turning them down at the window where they hand you your order. So . . .last fall I gave a bag of them to our church camp to use at the Fall Festival. When I asked before sending them with someone taking other things they did...