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    trogan
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    How many people have you heard saying ” I have a hearing aid but I don’t use it ” and the excuses are pathetic .Just some that I have heard , It makes me look deaf , the wind whines in it , I’m not deaf just a wee bit hard of hearing and such stupid things.
    I am stone deaf in both ears and have an implanted cochlear and people now talk to me and if I don’t understand them I jolly well soon tell them .
    Some people seem to be ashamed of being deaf but it is just another step in the path of life .
    I have good sight , some are blind. I can walk the streets , some are in wheelchairs or worse , some are handsome like me and some are not ,some like me are modest and some are not .
    Thank you , now you can disagree with that last little bit at your peril .

    #121310
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    How does that song go ? ?
    ” OOOOOOOh Lord it is hard to be humble,
    When you’re perfect in every way !”
    My signature tune that is, I like me, and if youi don’t, that’s YOUR problem ! ! ! Keep it up Trogan like me, have confidence in yourself

    #121311
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    You are a gem of the rarest kind Trogan, and should be an advocate for all deaf people in this country. Hearing aids, if you have the money, can be so tiny as to be hardly noticed. Certainly, I have a hairstyle which hides my quite large ones but without them I may as well stay behind closed doors as a hermit. My neighbour has a cochlear implant. A flu virus stole her hearing and she is an elegant proud woman with the implant as visible as it has to be. Hearing people have the onus on them to be aware that speaking to a deaf person does not mean he or she is mentally retarded. No need to shout, just look at the deaf person and speak clearly, keep hands away from your mouth. A deaf person does not need to be shut out as there is an aid to improve the quality of life, so come on, any of you hard of hearers out there, have pity on the family and get wired for sound.

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    What irritates me is the number of people, typically men aged over 50, who insist that their entire family mumbles – my husband does it and so does my boss. Boss, having spent the past 15 years managing various disability organisations, eventually agreed to have his hearing tested and now wears a hearing aid. Husband though, is a tougher nut to crack. Perhaps it’s just as well – I’d hate for him to hear some of the things I mumble when he’s just lifted the lids on all the pots on the stove.

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    well grannyracer i have just that problem,what is it about some men who just will not go get hearing aid.i am the opposite to hubby and hear extremly well.he knows his hearing is bad.
    the tv and radio is up louder etc,i just have to go turn it down.
    but have to give and take on this one ,i feel i am hearing for him.

    #121314
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    had an old friend in her 80’s and she had hearing aids but they eventually god a loud ringing in them. I could hear it myself. She had one fixed to the tune of 350.00, but not the other. So the consequence was that she would not wear them even when she rang people up and couldnt hear a word of what they said. She would tell you to speak louder and you were already speaking as loud as you could.
    Her daughter told her in the end that she didn’t like talking to her because of it. When i was told of this I said it made it impossible to converse with her and she took a little bit of note. (she sounds like a difficult person, and she was in many ways, but she had all her marbles)
    Anyway she used to complain about the noise of the tv coming through from the adjoining flat, and she would tell me about the times she spoke to her neighbour about it and would get a very rude response, so I was thinking what an inconsiderate person she might be.
    BUT one day i arrived and parked in her carport and could hear very loud music with the windows up. When I got out the noise was deafening..this is outside with all her windows shut…I managed to get her attention by phoning her from my cell ph, as she couldn’t hear my door knock..well, inside I had to block my ears…I then changed my thinking and thought “HER POOR NEIGHBOUR” !!!

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    I have tinitus, that is ringing in only one ear, but it has its advantages, turn to the left and its a perfect excuse for, sorry love I didn’t hear that, one thing in life that has always puzzled me though and this is the topic of eyesight, the reason I raise this issue is because every time I get into the car the petrol gauge always reads "E", I am informed by one far more knowledgeable than myself that "E" actually stands for enough, or was I listening with the wrong ear 🙂

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    That’s fine so long as you don’t ask what F stands for!! lol

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    haha..you people amaze me with your little quirks of humour..I love humour and I laugh a lot at my son in particular who is a humorous guy. Hi Orca and welcome..love your fish.

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    So I can guess what “F” stands for, Fool, because I am the only one who knows how to navigate the absolute bewilderment of a garage forecourt and prise a nozzle from the mechanical thingy and press fool, although the plastic swiping thingy seems to pose no issues at the local shops and is pure magic to watch, unfortunatley I am informed it won’t work at the garage? perhaps I really need a hearing aid, did I get that wrong to 🙂

    #121320
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    Hello Bobbity,

    #121321
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    Well a good dose of humour never goes astray.

    And WELCOME!!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    what always amazed me was how your ears and eyes affect you when they play up. When I was recovering from my retina detachment I could not handle crowded situations. I went to a church meeting, very relaxed, but after 10 minutes felt like I was hallucinating and had to go out. And my ears did the same after they were operated on, I was basically isolated for about three years

    #121323
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    Hi Chaps, I dunno, seem to be all falling to bits, faulty hearing, have to wear glasses for close work, me teeth are lessening, hair getting thin, one knee wont kneel any more, get pretty tired, but HEY I`ve lost ELEVEN KG, have a hilarious sense of humour,and I am happy all day long, so who cares, its the inside that really matter eh? Not the baggy wrinkled old outer….(someone agree PLEASE) Carnation (Peg)

    #121324
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    I know how you feel Carnation, This is for you.

    I’ve sure gotten old! I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees Fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver’s license

    Silverfern from Te Awamutu

    #121325
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    Well Silver fern you have the one thing that many envy,and thats a sense of humour.Oh and a licence to boot.What more can a Man want?????

    #121326
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    carnation. – In our busy lives it is important that we take time out to just be. Growing old is a wonderful experience, even with it”s aches and pains. Eleven KG is a lot to lose but I guess you have gained in a lot of other ways. On my ship there was a saying ” Never trust a skinny cook.” Most of our cooks were larger than life in more ways than one. They always seemed to be happy even in atrocious conditions.
    carnation . Nourish your soul by making sure that you spend some time doing what you love. Cheers.

    #121327
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    Well we are getting older, so I better worn you with this, it’s a bit long but I think you will like it.

    I have sent these to let you know what my problem is!!

    This is so good an very true I think so thought you would like to read it and send it on.

    WE MUST STOP

    THIS SINISTER PLOT!

    Have you ever noticed that as the years go by, everything seems uphill from where you are? Stairs are steeper, groceries are heavier, and everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was horrified to discover how long our street had become! I never noticed when I was younger that it’s been changing!

    And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones.
    They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just
    keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they’re red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader?

    I also have a feeling that these people are much younger than I was at the
    same age. On the other hand, something has been making people who used to be my own age so much older than I am.

    I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she
    didn’t even recognize me. I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was
    combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own
    refection… and I noticed that even mirrors are not made the way they used
    to be!

    Clothing manufacturers are part of the conspiracy too! Why else would they
    suddenly start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20? Do they think no
    one notices that these things no longer fit around the waist, hips, thighs,
    and bosom?

    Another thing, everyone drives so fast today! You’re risking life and limb
    if you just happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them. All I can say
    is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and
    swerve in my rear view mirror.

    The people who make bathroom scales are in on it as well. Do they think I
    actually believe the number I see on that dial? Hah! I would never let
    myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they’re fooling?
    I’d like to call up someone in authority to report what’s going on – but the
    telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they’ve printed the phone
    books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in here!

    All I can do is pass along this warning: Maturity is under attack! Unless
    something drastic happens, pretty soon *everyone* will have to suffer these awful indignities.

    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET THIS CONSPIRACY STOPPED!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #121328
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    My Stars, Carnation and Silverfern, You are both modern medical miracles, I reckon. But it is your indomitable spirit that is your shining star that is so bright and makes me happy and privileged to meet you on grownups. Makes me feel a bit silly about my own aches and deficencies that I moan about.

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