[bct] Re: hearing loss

  • From: "Jake Joehl" <jajoehl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 22:03:02 -0600

The advisor I had throughout my high-school career, had about a 75% hearing 
loss. Everyone else was always mean to him, the other students that is. They'd 
throw stuff at him to get his attention. He has since retired and his first 
wife passed away, but I still see him on occasion. He was honestly one of my 
favorite high-school instructors. He was one of the athletic trainers, and he 
helped out with the Special Olympics.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mary Emerson 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, 17 November, 2005 11:02 AM
  Subject: [bct] hearing loss


  Wow! 90 percent in both ears is a lot, but apparently your inner ears are 
still receptive to sound which is very fortunate for you. I don't cross busy 
streets at all. After getting knocked down by moving vehicles a few times, I 
decided it's better to be safe than sorry. Residential streets are quite easy 
if you do it logically, line up in what ever way you can and if the sun is 
shining, just keep it in the same place as you go and you generally can go 
straight across. Unfortunately our corners aren't square, they are rounded, so 
it's tricky to line up properly. Can you tell if you're near a wall or did you 
lose that facial vision as they call it? I still have it on the left but not at 
all on the right. I can be right next to a wall, on the right, and then my 
right hand can run right into it and I don't even know it's there. Can you tell 
room sizes? I can sort of do it but it's a one-sided deal. I miss being able to 
do it because it was really handy to hear both sides and know how big a room 


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