Recent content by Jane B.

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    AllDeaf Memorial

    I liked authentic's post in the sense that she was also one of my favorites.
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    What kind of mobile phones do deaf people need?

    Does it do speech to text of the identification info the caller leaves on one of these phones?
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    Does body heat affect hearing aids, such as sweat?

    I have been deaf in one ear since 1947/48 ( know I was 5 but don't know the calendar year) due to an infection that followed a bad case of measles and the other one developed loss as an adult. I have worn a hearing aid in that second ear since the 1970s. I do not remember what it is to...
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    Need help/recommendations for watching TV/movies

    What I want for myself are larger captions on a small TV when watching in bed without my glasses before going to sleep! That is because I don't know how well the glasses will do when I go to sleep with the TV still on. I am in a similar situation To the OP's father (deaf in one ear and very...
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    What kind of mobile phones do deaf people need?

    The preferred term keeps changing and is hard to keep up for those without a lot of contact with the Deaf community
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    Where do deaf students go to school?

    I think I have seen posts by x1heavy, who posted the one about the boy born with a missing wrist and hand, having attended deaf and mainstream schools at different times as he was growing up. So there is no way of knowing if the boy with the missing parts is deaf or not. So . . . he may well...
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    16 vs 22 electrodes

    Sorry but you are off topic. To me it is clear you are talking about hearing aids when the thread is about brand choice for a cochlear Implant
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    Understanding English

    I have used Google Live Transcribe that was mentioned by deerheart 12 as quoted above almost since it came out (I may have missed the very, very first offering of it.). Yes it does make some errors but by far most of the time you can get the correct meaning from context. An some of the errors...
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    What did you learn today? Part II

    Would you wearing tinted lenses in glasses when in a room that is as bright as he prefers help? Maybe not to the point of sunglasses though unless that much is needed.
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    What if......

    Rio Not only do I like you post but from the beginning I have thought the banning went overboard. I am not saying don't do any but it seemed like too much was done for simple things.
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    Apple computer refuses HOH/Deaf Senior ask for accommodation - fair?

    Cynthia as the original poster in this thread it appears that you can type on a computer keyboard. A full size TTY has a keyboard like a computer which you can type on. Or connect the TTY in line with a voice phone (landline) and use Relay to call their voice line using what is called Voice...
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    Communication at work don’t want to use my own phone

    How married are you to the iPhone and that operating system? You might want to look at phones that use the Android OS the next time you get a phone. The Google Live Transcribe for it is good and FREE. It does make some errors but most can be understood out of context. Of course, picking up...
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    Communication at work don’t want to use my own phone

    I am retired but use a cell phone that has the Android operating system. One of my apps on it is Googles Live Transcribe. I use that with a corded mic that I hold close enough to people for the app to pickup what they are saying and thus me read what they are saying on my phone screen. If you...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    Authentic It doesn't have to be instead! What do you think keeps someone with a CI from learning ASL?
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    Finland, chilly one day, frozen the next.

    Old Analog that is a good job of coming up with it! I just pulled out a printout that I have kept from years ago and it agrees with you. Regardless of which you use that is COLD!