Try to figure out what is being said at the mod loss before you go to mild or normal.
NP, I just want people to see that it is a big deal that Heath has a hearing impairment and why we need to get him in to a school program and keep signing with him. So many hear he has a mild-mod loss and think he can hear them if they talk louder.
I noticed that even the mild loss things sound "blurry". (It's the best I could describe it.) Thank you for the education. I actually do appreciate it as our church has several deaf/hard of hearing children. I want my kids to play and communicate with them, but I'm seriously at a loss for how to get them to understand. I do teach them sign, but when it comes to being at church and talking to the kids they don't quite get it yet.
Wow. I had no idea. My MIL has some hearing loss and hates talking to people in restaurants. Now I understand. Fortunately she has finally decided to seek help for it so maybe she can interact with the kiddos more. She doesn't know ASL so that wouldn't help.
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I wanted to thank you again for this. I actually passed it on to a friend of mine whose daughter at the moment is confirmed unilateral hearing loss. But they (meaning the parents and I included) have seen signs it's more than that. So I passed this on to her. She has some family that just doesn't get it.
My step son has unilateral hearing, and high frequency hearing loss. I think that this simulator helps, but it is very cursory. What I mean is that many people are missing a certain frequency, and the rest of their hearing is fine. In those cases, the simulator isn’t actually representative (personally, I can hear the mild better than the normal for this simulator).
For DSS, he has perfect hearing up until high frequency, which means that he can hear fine, except for the S, F, SH, TH, type sounds. Hearing aids really help.
They make much better hearing aids now than they did even 5 years ago, and they are considerably less expensive. They still are not cheap, but for those years learning how to talk, it is definitely one of those necessary things. Along with that, though, there needs to be an emphasis on being responsible for your own hearing aids, and an insurance plan on them. When you pay >$2,000 each, it’s no laughing matter when one goes missing. It’s even more infuriating when the kid doesn’t care.
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