[sasi] My Husband's Hearing Loss
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Mon Nov 30 20:50:38 GMT 2009
you forgot echo. <smile>
On 11/30/2009 12:26 PM, Roger D. Petersen wrote:
> Here is a spot where I can get on one of my favorite soap boxes, if you
> don't mind. I think the standard phonetic words used in radio
> communications and sanctioned by the International Telecommunications
> Union are really good for communications in the presence of hearing
> impairment. You don't have to say "a as in apple". Just say "alpha". In
> amateur radio, they recommend that everyone use these words and I think
> it is a good idea.
> Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliet Kilo
> (pronounced "keelo") Lima (pronounced "leema" Mike November Oscar Papa
> Quebec (pronounced "kay-beck") Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whiskey
> Xray Yankee Zulu.
> At 10:49 AM 11/30/2009, you wrote:
>> hi linda,
>> yes, i have 1 ci that i received 4 months ago,
>> in the right ear, my hearing then had gon to 0%, now 4 months later
>> i scored 94% in understanding a male recorded voice reading sentences.
>> of course results may be worse or better in different people
>> depending on their hearing dissability.
>> i also wear a hearing aid in my left ear with not much speech
>> descrimination but it does help.
>> if i read your comments correctly your husband does not use hearing
>> aids, if not a hearing
>> evaluation by an audiologist is recommended to see if they will help,
>> and depending on how severe his hearing is he may be a candidate for a
>> ci but this would need to be determined by a special
>> audiologist that has a PHD and specializes in ci's.
>> if you can be a little more descriptive about the situation
>> i may be able to offer more information.
>> jeff and the incredible docker (seeing eye pal)
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Linda"
>> <he-gives-me-joy at insightbb.com>
>> To: "Sasi, (sight and sound impaired) discussion list."
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>> Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 12:27 AM
>> Subject: [sasi] My Husband's Hearing Loss
>>> Hi Jeff and others on list!
>>> I am totally blind, and my reason for getting on this list is to see
>>> if I can learn things about communication with my sighted husband who
>>> has a severe hearing loss. He has constant ringing in both ears and
>>> cannot hear me say the letter s or f when I say words. As a result,
>>> as you can imagine, we have some very interesting conversations. I do
>>> have to say things like s as in Sam, etc., but I'm patient with him.
>>> I know he has trouble understanding other people as well, and many of
>>> you have probably experienced the feelings that go along with this.
>>> We are living on our Social Security. Jeff, you said you had a ci, or
>>> maybe even two of them. How has this affected your hearing? Are there
>>> any resources we could consult, since it isn't just a sighted person
>>> involved but a sighted person partnering with a blind person? I can
>>> foresee some real problems ahead if he doesn't get some help. It
>>> could even put me in danger if I quickly need an answer to a
>>> question, say, in mobility or something, and he doesn't understand.
>>> Also, is it really true that if you don't get some help, you will
>>> lose your hearing faster as the hearing aids help you to keep more of
>>> what you have?
>>> Any comments would be greatly appreciated. From anyone.
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