Losing your hearing creates frustration. It is much harder for me to understand people with accents and people that speak fast than when I could hear well and even when I did not have a hearing problem sometimes I had problems with thick accents and fast talkers. As I mentioned in another post a land line phone is especially difficult for me. For some reason the technology is not quite up to par and it makes it twice as hard to understand what the other person is saying. If the person speaks slowly, is articulate and speaks at a volume that is audible I might be able to hear them without having to ask them to repeat themselves.
I know there are caption telephones for homes but what is available at work? I do not know of any employers that have these types of phones or are willing to spend the money to add them to their work place.
I was at the ear doctor the other day, waited 25 minutes before seeing him and he finished with me in 15 minutes. I had to tell him that I still had questions and was not through. He answered some of my questions other questions he could not answer. He has never provided me with a list of information on where to get help, support, etc. I have had to research this myself and it has not been easy. I am still looking for answers on what type of jobs there are for people like me besides data entry that pays less than what I use to make. Having to change my career search because of my hearing I thought I might be able to get disability. My doctor said he tried before to get a patient disability and the patient did not get it. More frustration with the doctor because he does not want to be bothered with my request and not providing me with an alternative or any information that would help me on my quest for what types of employment there may be.
In his profession he sees people all day long that are hard of hearing or deaf. I would think that some of these people are working. What type of work are they doing? Data entry, IT, graphic design, computer work maybe even some writers. Is that it? We have no other choice but to pound the keys on a keyboard? Thank goodness we have computers. What did deaf and hard of hearing people do before there were computers?