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  1. chaymes

    Question for those who don't wear Hearing aids

    :nana: Thank you thank you thank you!! I posted at another forum I go to about how Vocational Rehab and my family are pushing me to get hearing aids. I qualify for them free through the state. I am dreading getting them and don't understand why they should be requirement. If I know ASL which...
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    finally i can relax!

    oh yes the family definitely knows i cant hear. they still are learning just how much i cant hear but they know. they get concerned worried looks on their faces when i dont respond to phones ringing or my baby crying. it isnt that they dont know or are insensitive... it is just that when i moved...
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    Captioned Media Program

    I love that site! I signed up and can now borrow videos that are either captioned or in ASL. They mail them to me for free, I watch them, and send them back postage paid. Totally awesome if you ask me!
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    making the switch - how?

    I grew up hearing but for at least the past 5-6 years have been going deaf. I say at least because it could have been longer before I started to notice any hearing loss. I have had one doctor even guestimate I have been losing my hearing since around 15 (I'm 26). At the moment, I have a severe...
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    What happens when YOU are the parent of a CODA?!

    i just have a baby at the time but i thought i would mention what i have been thinking about for the future. as a person with a severe to profound loss that is progressive, by the time he is six (or much much sooner than that actually) i will probably not be able to hear at all (not like i can...
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    finally i can relax!

    for the past two months that i have had my baby, i have been uptight and nervous when i lay him down to sleep. when i am right by him, i can hear him and when he cries on my shoulder it vibrates through my head. however, leave the room and i no longer know if he is crying or sleeping. i live...
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    "slowly" approaching deafness

    i just had a rather scary experience. I was sitting here typing my last post above at the computer lab at my college when people started getting up and leaving. I didnt think much of it and kept typing away when someone tapped my shoulder and told me we had to exit the building because of the...
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    Pretend to be Deaf

    I had a not so pleasant experience at a Deaf senior citizens club recently. I have a progressive hearing loss. Currently my left hear has a 68% loss and my right ear has a 75% loss in hearing however I can still speak well. Once in a while people tell me not to talk so loud and I didnt realize...
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    "slowly" approaching deafness

    Thank you all for your warm welcomes. I don't know what my immediate plans are actually. For so long, I have been able to get by pretending to understand when I really didn't. I would get the majority of a sentence and then just put it together and did reasonably well. Many years back, I learned...
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    "slowly" approaching deafness

    My name is Christina (prefer going by my nickname Britany) and I am 26 years old. I was diagnosed about 4-5 years back with a progressive hearing loss in both ears. The first time I was tested even further back, I had a mild to...