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Re: Deafness, Difficulties & Communication - a blog

Brilliant. I have to use earphones for any calls I need to make when I'm away from home. At home everything is on speaker as I'm usually alone.

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Re: Deafness, Difficulties & Communication - a blog

Im still mainly a landline user . My old hearing aids werent compatable using the loop setting with this phone. So I used the hands free setting with top volume. 

 

The new hearing aids are compatitble which seems to make a private call using the phne in ordinary mode.       I rang American Express this am and the call server wasnt very clear. I reverted to Hands free BUT next time i go to a call centre I'll ask them to adjust their mouth piece and speak slightly slower and a tad louder

 

Ive yet to try my new aids on a smartphone hear no evil


@jonsie wrote:

Brilliant. I have to use earphones for any calls I need to make when I'm away from home. At home everything is on speaker as I'm usually alone.


 

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Re: Deafness, Difficulties & Communication - a blog

It may be a little while before I blog again as Im preparing for Loki , Sounds Support Dog to come .

But here's a hearing loss story. 

 

Having a meal in the open air part of a restaurant with a friend , my phone rang.  Odd! , no one rings me.  I checked out where it was from thinking it must be a family emergency.             The GPs !!

I hesitated but answered.   On boost and very loud a voice bellowed '' This is a reminder of your blood test tomorrow at College Drive , 11.30 with the nurse ''

In one way it was funny.... but suppose I had been indoors ;  or been on a first date ; or in a train ; or with a member of staff etc       

I complained as this has never happened before . There are now strict guidelines about text only alerts

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Re: Deafness, Difficulties & Communication - a blog

I haven't found a good pair of earphones yet. But I will attempt loop setting with my smartphone one day. I get nervous to try.