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July 4th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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I start my ASL class on September 13. I'm HOH with 1 HOH child. My other kid has a speech impediment so I'll be teaching them also as I learn.

I know there are some of us out there because there's a social group for the Deaf Community of JM.

Just wondering who all is here?
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July 5th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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I'm not deaf or HOH but my uncle is profoundly deaf and I've lived with him most of my life so I sign fluently. I was signing before I could talk.
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July 5th, 2010, 08:04 PM
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That's awesome Tiff. Do you ever practice so you don't forget your signs? I've been signing as I speak so I get into the habit of it (I know some general asl)
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July 6th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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my DH is fully deaf on one side. he reads lips when we are in loud places or in a situation where the person can not talk in the direction he needs to hear on his good side.
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July 6th, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Lissa - I see my uncle often during the week so I sign enough to him that I don't forget. I sign when I talk sometimes tho and more often than not, when I start to sign when I talk, I stop talking. Signing is basically my first language so it's hard sometimes for me not to talk when I sign. I know some asl, mostly it's deaf sign that I know though.
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July 6th, 2010, 07:32 PM
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That's great sweetheart!

Today I fought tooth and nail trying to find out if insurance would cover my audiologist appointment and HAs. Finally my hubby came home and talked sternly at them and found out that new HAs and Hearing Test IS covered.

So I'm going out tomorrow at 11 am to get my test and hopefully my new HAs.

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my DH is fully deaf on one side. he reads lips when we are in loud places or in a situation where the person can not talk in the direction he needs to hear on his good side.
Does your husband find that people seem to always talk on his bad side? With my HI it seems like people wait until it's a situation when I'm not going to hear them to try and talk to me. Sometimes it drives me mad!
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July 7th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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I have some hearing loss on my right side. I also have trouble distinguishing speech because of the cognitive effects of my ME/CFS. The messages get lost between my ears and my brain so I can't make out what sentences mean when I am really tired.
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July 7th, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Misty I wonder if Raeden has some sort of Auditory Processing Issue. Her speech sometimes is very garbled

My right ear has gotten worse since it was last tested
Left ear 45 db loss and Tinnitus
Right ear 55 db loss

Ordered Phonak Certena. One Pink and One blue. We took impressions of my ears for Ear molds and I ordered baby pink ear molds.
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July 7th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Misty I wonder if Raeden has some sort of Auditory Processing Issue. Her speech sometimes is very garbled

My right ear has gotten worse since it was last tested
Left ear 45 db loss and Tinnitus
Right ear 55 db loss

Ordered Phonak Certena. One Pink and One blue. We took impressions of my ears for Ear molds and I ordered baby pink ear molds.
That could be a possibility. When I am relapsing my speech becomes slurred and messed up, I often put words in the wrong order in a sentence or mix up syllables. It could be worth investigating.

How long will you have to wait for your ear moulds to be made?
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That could be a possibility. When I am relapsing my speech becomes slurred and messed up, I often put words in the wrong order in a sentence or mix up syllables. It could be worth investigating.

How long will you have to wait for your ear moulds to be made?
She said the hearing aid body will be in the next day. But the ear moulds take about a week. So in about 1.5-2 weeks i'll go in there for a fitting in which we'll adjust everything and then I'm good for 2 weeks of wearing them adn getting use to them. and then I'll do another check up after 2 weeks of wearing them
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July 8th, 2010, 09:38 AM
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I hope everything goes smoothly and you adjust to them quickly. I have been putting off having my hearing fully tested but I'll be having it done over the summer.
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July 10th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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I use ASL, I mostly lip read though, there are not that many people in my life who know ASL.
I have complete loss on one side
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July 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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I realized the other day at the audio I use a lot of lip reading when she mentioned that I was tracking her lips during our conversation
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July 14th, 2010, 05:10 PM
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So after much crap has happened. Insurance will not cover HAs because we haven't met a $2500 deductible. SO a friend is sending me her old HA that she doesn't need any longer. I've already cleared it with my Audiologist and as long as the HA works it will work for me. Ordered an ear mould. Will go in next week between Mon-Wed to get everything adjusted and fitted (as long as I can get the money together for it $135.)

Hubby says we'll buy the 2nd hearing aid at tax time when we have extra money to do so. I will probably continue selling items online to try and raise the money before that
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