[bactttoma] Starting to feel scared to go out and about because of my hearing loss.

  • From: steven taylor <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:02:04 +1000

Hi folks.

I am still going to this Victorian Transport meeting tomorrow Tuesday and I 
will be out most of the day.

I have to confess however, my hearing is starting to get worse.

I also have to confess I am starting to be scared to go for walks now days.

I can't hear traffic on roads I am crossing as good as I use to hear it and 
this is starting to worry me a lot.

Even though I don't have a trained dog guide, my pet labrador is very good now 

Of course, I would never consider her a replacement for a properly trained dog 
guide or hearing dog, but she is really good with traffic and I can't explain 
why this is so.

I am finding it hard to hear the telephone ring and now I have bought a 
cordless phone to help improve the situation slightly.

Conversation on the phone doesn't seem to be effected by this hearing loss I am 
experiencing but hearing the phone ring, it sometimes takes me 30 or 40 seconds 
to register the phone is ringing even if I am standing next to the phone.

I am due for a hearing appointment Tuesday next that's not tomorrow but the 
next Tuesday after that.

Last time the doctor or audiologist as they call them said I was ok but I 
insisted on a follow up and I am sure glad that I did.

It just might be me personally, but I feel my hearing is worse.

Now days I am using a braille display to check everything on the Mac even 
though the voice over is something I can still hear.

I find some audio books hard to hear even with full volume on an mp 3 player or 
daisy player.

The only thing which has somewhat resolved this situation was the fact my 
daughter and my father bought me a set of wireless headphones which I must say 
work really well with the Mac and the wireless network I have set up around the 

Anyway,  I just thought I would share this with this list, I realise that I 
will have to rely on the medical advice but I can't help how I am starting to 
feel about this, it really is starting to worry me.



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