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Caption Call


I have tried very hard not to admit that I was losing my hearing but it became impossible to deny. I went to an audiologist and sure enough my husband was right, I had a
hearing loss.

The young woman who fitted my hearing aides offered me a caption phone which I gratefully accepted. It is like a mini computer and I love it. It has a certain entertainment value too, because it fails to understand certain words which can be hilarious because of what it substitutes. I have never h ad trouble hearing over the phone but Ted has and he uses it a lot since it prints out the other person's words.

I rarely use my hearing aides except for watching movies.
I am pretty much ok in other situations. Evidently I use a lot of cues and lip reading. I find this whole hearing loss thing to be sort of the final blow of ageing which I have fended off as long as possible.

It seems that batteries don't last very long and that is
inconvenient. They are very expensive and quite easy to lose. I got mine from a non profit that I was referred to by the audiologist at the VA. I am trying to spread the word that if you are left with a set from a
deceased relative, please donate them to a non profit
agency such as Heart's for Hearing in Oklahoma City.
They furnish hearing aides free of charge to children who need them.

If you have a hearing loss, you are entitled to a free
caption phone. I have known about this since college but
never imagined I would get one. I had a friend with a
particularly severe hearing loss but I could never talk
her into getting one. I lost her last year and miss her a lot.



posted on Oct 29, 2017 6:59 AM ()

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Getting old isn't what I bargained for either.
comment by jjoohhnn on Oct 30, 2017 8:47 AM ()
Not no but hell no!!
reply by elderjane on Oct 31, 2017 9:20 AM ()
That sounds like a really handy tool. I find it amazing what devices they make now for language and hearing.
comment by drmaus on Oct 30, 2017 6:49 AM ()
It does a lot of things besides just printing out the other person's half of the conversation. It saves numbers, records calls and is pretty nice to have. Every Audiologist should refer one for her customers but that doesn't happen.
reply by elderjane on Oct 31, 2017 9:23 AM ()
I have never heard of this. I don't wanna!!!!
comment by kristilyn3 on Oct 29, 2017 5:28 PM ()
Of course you don't wanna. Nobody does.
reply by elderjane on Oct 30, 2017 3:40 AM ()
I might have some hearing loss in one ear, or maybe it's just that Mr. TBend mumbles.
comment by troutbend on Oct 29, 2017 8:39 AM ()
If you catch yourself saying, "What?" a lot that is a pretty good sign of a hearing loss.
reply by elderjane on Oct 29, 2017 5:12 PM ()
Sweet Jeri, better late than never. Ed got expensive hearing aids recently because he wasn't able to hear the judge when he was in court. It had to be something like that to wake him up. I'm okay, so far.
comment by tealstar on Oct 29, 2017 7:14 AM ()
I am glad that you haven't been plagued with it y et, Teal. It seems to be almost inevitable as one gets older.
reply by elderjane on Oct 29, 2017 5:13 PM ()

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