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  1. RoseRodent

    Free in UK - old body worn radio aid kit

    I offered this up on another site and someone wanted it then vanished into thin air, so here it is again. I have a Connevans CRM220 kit, transmitter, receiver, long and short patch cords, neck loop and DAI cables with various microphones, belt clips, neck lanyards and so on. Someone said she...
  2. RoseRodent

    Competitive deafness

    Does anyone else find people are always trying to put themeselves somewhere on a ladder of deafness? They are always looking to find out how much you can hear and where you belong on this ladder, and particularly to sort people between the Deaf and the HoH, like there's a given dividing line and...
  3. RoseRodent

    Deaf and music

    I don't know really where this belongs because it's sort of tech and kind of culture and all sorts. I am having an issue with my work. I work in the music business, and it's becoming increasinly apparent that my hearing is a problem. Specifically that it's my hearing that's a problem rather than...
  4. RoseRodent

    Phonak Battery Doors

    Quick question, I've given up trying to get this answered by them: is it possible to have a Phonak hearing aid which has audio shoes AND a safety battery lock? Because you swap the battery case to the modified one to fit the shoes, I can't work out if/how you can keep the paediatric battery lock...
  5. RoseRodent

    Bellman Visit pager system

    Any comments on this system? I am sick of missing everything and this integrated option suits better than any of the truly stupid options offered up by social services. But it's expensive, so I want to make sure it's better than similar things I've suffered through, like the wireless alarm...
  6. RoseRodent

    Making involuntary noises

    How do other dhh people feel about making accidental noises? My husband tells me that sometimes I'm sitting reading or something and I'm making squeaking noises or something. I tend to do something like hold my breath a bit and make a snorting noise. I find it a bit embarassing to think that I...
  7. RoseRodent

    Retention barrette?

    I had seen a barrette style hearing aid retention clip online a while ago, but I didn't buy it because in the end I was changed to a Naida hearing aid and could buy the secure n stay clip for it. Now that Phonak is looking to the waterproof market I'd love to be able to wear hearing aids and...
  8. RoseRodent

    Celebrity apprentice and oral v ASL issues

    I've been watching the Celebrity Apprentice for some time (I know, but I can't give it up either) and something really interesting has struck me about the last 2 seasons. The previous season featured Marlee Matlin, accompanied throughout by her interpreter. I didn't hear a single negative...
  9. RoseRodent

    Compilot, iCom, etc. question

    I know that the Phonak streamers are designed to be worn around your neck, but do you get any signal at all if you don't? Like you can stand outside a loop wire and still hear something. I am thinking that now they are going into waterproof products this could be an area they fail to compete...
  10. RoseRodent

    Naida SP paediatric battery compartment

    Does anyone have the Naida with the tamper-proof battery compartment that is designed for children's hearing aids? I've been trying to work out how it is set up, if it's part of the battery door or part of the hearing aid. I have the replacement battery door for the FM audioshoe, so if I ordered...
  11. RoseRodent

    Incoming sms notifications

    I get a lot of email and sms cos I can't do the phone. Problem is, you always get to choose a notification tone or vibrate. The vibrate isn't a lot of use unless you keep your phone on a belt or in a pocket, not something that is easy for me. I'm looking for an android app that will make the...
  12. RoseRodent

    Smartlink battery life

    How long do you get out of your battery on a Phonak Smartlink transmitter? I bought mine second hand so the battery may not be as good as it was, but they have to send it away for a replacement battery to be put in (who thought that one up???) so it costs loads to get it changed, I don't want to...
  13. RoseRodent

    Cued speech for adults?

    I have been looking at various communication options for a while, wondering what might best suit my needs. I have concluded that full on sign BSL is probably not for me. Why? Well, because the essence of communication is to have someone to communicate with. I don't have friends who can sign and...
  14. RoseRodent

    Kids FM harness type things?

    Not exactly technology, but related to it. Now that all the body worn stuff is going out of fashion I can't find these things any more. I don't mean the ugly as sin leather monsters you get from catalogues, but a lot of folk used to make pretty ones. I need something to hold the transmitter end...
  15. RoseRodent

    Confidence to play when you can't hear?

    How do people feel confident to get stuck in and play when they can't hear anything? My ears are going through a rough patch at the moment (fluctuating loss) and even with the hearing aids a lot of stuff is a total bust. I was at my recorder group the other week playing away but not hearing any...
  16. RoseRodent

    US taxes question

    I've been meaning to ask this for ages, and since most people do appear to live in the US I figured it was as good a place as any to ask. I always hear in US shows about people will buy this and that "When they get their taxes back" and I don't quite understand it. In this country taxes are...
  17. RoseRodent

    Giving up on hearing aids

    I'm not sure this is the best fit with the hearing aid section, if you know of non-wearers who you think could be helpful maybe you could funnel them into this section for a bit. :lol: If people have broadly or totally given up on hearing aids, why and what did you do next? Did you have any...
  18. RoseRodent

    Colour choice!

    I am trying to decide which colour to go for as I'm pretty sure I will go ahead with Phonak Solanas if I can find a mould which doesn't make my ears bleed. Stoopid ears! This picture is of the demo colour and I need to choose which one I will go with. I tried the MicroP and the SP and I do seem...
  19. RoseRodent

    Will a charity take old hearing aids?

    I've a drawerful of old hearing aids which I keep for backup but in real terms I don't use them. I figure they could do some good to someone somewhere instead of being in my drawer but don't know who I can give them to. Some are very old so unlikely to be wanted by anyone in the UK, but...
  20. RoseRodent

    "Hard of Hearing"

    I am sure this has been done but I haven't seen the thread if it has. I hate, hate, hate the term "hard of hearing". Why? Not so sure. Maybe because it seems so weird, I use a wheelchair but I am not described as "hard of walking" - it seems such an odd way to describe it. Another reason is that...
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