Hearing loss and self-image

Many years ago, I read that if  you lose your hearing (relatively) young, you adjust to it better.  That makes sense, being what we now know about declining brain plasticity as we age, and the importance of getting cochlear implants (for those who need them) as early as possible, so their brains are better able…

So, learn a little ASL, okay?

It’s not just for deaf people.  Like, spanish is not just for spanish people.  And there are tons of advantages, even if you only learn the basics. The first time I saw ASL was when I was in the back seat of the car, with my HoH sister, Lindsay, and her HoH husband, Vern, up…

Robo-captions

Robo-captions are pretty bad — so bad, they’re often funny.  It’s a good example of what happens when voice-recognition software is context-challenged. Just the data, ma’am. Here are a couple of quick examples of the robo-captions I found in about 30 minutes of fun. I could’ve done it much more quickly, but kept getting sucked…

Funny mis-hearings.

I hear things wrong.  A lot.  I can blame my hearing loss, but I think there’s a flaky connection, an intermittent short, in my brain that helps things along. Last night, on the phone with my sister, I heard her say something about a cast-iron girdle.  It was of out of context with what we…