Hard of hearing/ Deaf...any one?

  1. Hello, I am New here i just want to say Hello to every 1 say a little about me, I am, F , 30, residing in NYC , Afro Caribbean Origin, hearing impaired, and looking for some advices / friends in similar position who are pursuing / thinking about pursuing nursing. tell me about your journey/ the obstcles etc.
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    While I am not considered hearing-impaired, I have suffered from tinnitus (continuous ringing in the ears) since 2001. I have learned to adapt and live with this condition, but I always wish I could just turn back the hands of time and return to the days when I did not have tinnitus.

    Good luck with your pursuits!
  4. by   sharrison27
    Hi I wear bilateral hearing aids and I am a nursing student that is expecting to graduate in May. It is not too much of a problem. Most everyone that I work with knows that I have a hearing problem. And when they speak to me they speak directly to me. I am sure that you will not have any issues. What kind of stetho to do you have? I have an electronic one that is amazing....
  5. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    Quote from TheCommuter
    While I am not considered hearing-impaired, I have suffered from tinnitus (continuous ringing in the ears) since 2001. I have learned to adapt and live with this condition, but I always wish I could just turn back the hands of time and return to the days when I did not have tinnitus.

    Good luck with your pursuits!

    Thank you very much.I understand and catch where you coming from....I know there be alot of obsticles to face but i am Ready for them .Thank you.again for your kind words.
  6. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    Quote from TheCommuter
    While I am not considered hearing-impaired, I have suffered from tinnitus (continuous ringing in the ears) since 2001. I have learned to adapt and live with this condition, but I always wish I could just turn back the hands of time and return to the days when I did not have tinnitus.

    Good luck with your pursuits!

    Thank you for your kind words of encoragement. I know my journey gonna be a hard one and there would be obstcles to face but I am ready for them and I certainly would not make a pair of broken ears keep me back. Thanks Again.
  7. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    Quote from sharrison27
    Hi I wear bilateral hearing aids and I am a nursing student that is expecting to graduate in May. It is not too much of a problem. Most everyone that I work with knows that I have a hearing problem. And when they speak to me they speak directly to me. I am sure that you will not have any issues. What kind of stetho to do you have? I have an electronic one that is amazing....

    Thank god i found you ...I myself have bilateral hearing loss, i am soon to be fitted with my Hearing Aids . I am trying to get in for Fall 2007 and i know i would to.
    As for the Steths, my sister who is a Donor /Tissue specialist and a RN, she is talking to me about the Lithman 4000. I wish i get luck just as you....Where are you going to school? I hope i really get enrolled in a good school because Lord knows its already hard for me with my hearing problem and all then to have to go to a school and deal with peers and other obsticles that can be avoided. I Donot need this ...but i am Ready . Dont disappear on me please I need you. LOL....
  8. by   mvanz9999
    I'm not hearing impaired, but I applaud your decision not to let it affect you.
  9. by   sharrison27
    I really dont consider myself hearing impaired, because nobody even knows I was hard of hearing if I didn't tell them. Its just that I miss some slight details, and I dont want to look like an idiot and keep saying "huh, or what"etc...
    I go to HACC, Harrisburg area Comm. College it is in Pennsylvania. I just want to mention, I have 2 in the ear hearing aids, so I didn't want a traditional stetho, because I would have to take the aids out everytime I listened. Therefore, I got a cardio electronic scope, It looks like a headset. The only thing is that it is a little cumbersome. But it works wonderfull. I love it.
  10. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    Quote from mvanz9999
    I'm not hearing impaired, but I applaud your decision not to let it affect you.

    Thank you ....Life is too PRECIOUS to waste ....
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    welcome and good luck on your journey
  12. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    Quote from sharrison27
    I really dont consider myself hearing impaired, because nobody even knows I was hard of hearing if I didn't tell them. Its just that I miss some slight details, and I dont want to look like an idiot and keep saying "huh, or what"etc...
    I go to HACC, Harrisburg area Comm. College it is in Pennsylvania. I just want to mention, I have 2 in the ear hearing aids, so I didn't want a traditional stetho, because I would have to take the aids out everytime I listened. Therefore, I got a cardio electronic scope, It looks like a headset. The only thing is that it is a little cumbersome. But it works wonderfull. I love it.
    I hear without H Aids it depends on how the person speak to me ...Louder is not better, sometimes it sounds like the person is mumbling....I was wondering if you have to take out your hearing aids to use the steths...Thats kinda amazing...(those head set steths) right now i care less if people know i am hearing or not.....To me is like Good Riddance .....Wateva...Rolling my eyes... I dealth peer pressure in high school and believe me people can be mean , so i have been there and done that ...i have a whole new perspective in life, what people think is just that... their opinion, i will not let their 1/4 cent affect me...Im bigger than that.
  13. by   Soup Turtle
    I worked for a hearing impaired veterinarian and she was a great vet and very popular with clients. She sometimes struggled with talking to clients on the phone, so we usually called and "translated" for her. Our phone system really sucked, though. She had trouble communicating with clients sometimes, but not too much. The clients who got her frustrated were the ones who didn't speak English well or would ask the same questions over and over again. In those cases, again, we'd usually take over for her. She used her stethoscope fine although I'm not sure which one she used. She'd always said she was really scared to apply to vet school cause she didn't think she would get in and wasn't sure she could succeed. She did great! Nursing should defiantly be workable, so if that's what you want to do, get moving! :spin:
  14. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    Quote from TurtleSoup
    I worked for a hearing impaired veterinarian and she was a great vet and very popular with clients. She sometimes struggled with talking to clients on the phone, so we usually called and "translated" for her. Our phone system really sucked, though. She had trouble communicating with clients sometimes, but not too much. The clients who got her frustrated were the ones who didn't speak English well or would ask the same questions over and over again. In those cases, again, we'd usually take over for her. She used her stethoscope fine although I'm not sure which one she used. She'd always said she was really scared to apply to vet school cause she didn't think she would get in and wasn't sure she could succeed. She did great! Nursing should defiantly be workable, so if that's what you want to do, get moving! :spin:

    Oh My!!! i can relate, Thank God she got you as an employee... You Betta Imma Moving all right....Thanks for the Advice.

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