Places That I Have Lived

Discussion in 'Places I Have Lived' started by Lon Tanner, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Gloria Mitchell

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    I think you made a wise decisions for yourself. Try not to cut yourself off socially I would think people our age would be more accommodating to you in the meantime try and learn some basic sign language
     
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    I am a extrovert and try to engage with people as best I can but it's a real struggle and frustrating.
     
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    My friend , Evelyn, was telling me about a lady that she is friends with in her apartment complex. The lady is a deaf mute, but they communicate with each other by texting on their phones, and Evelyn says that it works really well.
    They can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee together and chat back and forth as they are having their coffee. Even though it is slower conversation than just sitting and talking, being able to text with her friends opens up a whole new world for this person.
    This is actually how I usually communicate with my friends and family (even Bobby sometimes), even though we could just as easily speak to each other.
    Of course, if a person only has a desktop computer, then it is not feasible to do this when visiting with someone, unless you are sitting right at your desk. The large smartphones will all pretty much text automatically (fill in words), and there is also voice to text, which would work fine for someone like @Lon Tanner or @Frank Sanoica , since they can speak, but just not hear what someone else is saying.
     
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  4. Babs Hunt

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    @Lon Tanner was having the implant worth it to you? Would you recommend it to others?
     
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  5. Lon Tanner

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    I had no hearing before the implant and now I do have some. so yes it was worth it. I did not have to pay anything for the implant.
     
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  6. Babs Hunt

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    I wasn't worried about the cost of the implant...but I was wondering if you could hear now and how hard it is to adjust to the implant.
     
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  7. Lon Tanner

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    It's time consuming. The silver dollar size sound processor that stays attached to my skull by a magnet requires two batteries to be replaced after 48 hours of use. Learning to hear by listening to AUDIO BOOKS is also time consuming.
     
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    Are you able to hear others talking to you yet?
     
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    One person at a time if I concentrate and focus
     
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    Sounds like you are making progress then and I hope eventually the implant will be everything you hoped it would be Lon.
     
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  11. Lon Tanner

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    The $$$ exchange rate was so favorable it made living there very inexpensive.
    I miss living there now that I am a Senior of 84.
     
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    What made you return to the USA Lon?
     
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  14. Lon Tanner

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    Age & Health plus married daughter, three adult grand children and five great grand children.
     
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    Yep! that will get you to come home no matter where you are living. :)
     
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