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FuddyDuddy
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PostPosted: 04-06-2016 04:15 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm finally getting a TTY so I can make phone calls, its going to be wonderful to be able to talk to people on the phone
http://www.abouttty.com/
I posted a link just in case any of you didn't know what a TTY was



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PostPosted: 04-06-2016 04:20 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm the leader of this clan



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PostPosted: 04-06-2016 04:40 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


lars is texting now. :up:



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PostPosted: 04-06-2016 05:00 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


yay



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PostPosted: 04-06-2016 05:48 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I am deaf so need to use TTY to make phone calls



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PostPosted: 04-06-2016 11:49 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Good on you sir




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 03:20 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


This guy has been posting here for 16 yrs and nobody knew he was deaf?




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 03:22 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


on the internet, no one can hear you post




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:18 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


*LOL* I just never mentioned it I figured being old, well older than most of you here when I started posting was enough without adding that I was deaf. I guess I was just so pleased to finally get a TTY that I had to mention it to someone and you guys and girls were the some one so thanks for hearing me out or maybe I should say reading :)



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:34 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


pretty sure you mentioned your hearing problems a few times. pretty sure tho.




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:41 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I may have MKJ its been so long that I can't remember, another fault of old people



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:56 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I didn't know this, Lars!
Does it convert speech to text and vice versa? Or do you speak into the telephone yourself?




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 06:25 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Have you always been deaf?



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 06:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Our very own deaf person! How fun!




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 08:37 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
I didn't know this, Lars!
Does it convert speech to text and vice versa? Or do you speak into the telephone yourself?

He posted a link just in case any of us didn't know what a TTY was...



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 08:43 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


lol, clicking links...




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 08:44 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Who still has a land line in their home? With texting and the internet you'd think a TTY service would be obsolete.




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 12:57 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
lol, clicking links...

I must remember that.

YourGrandpa wrote:
Who still has a land line in their home? With texting and the internet you'd think a TTY service would be obsolete.


I still have a landline to support ADSL but soon they promise fibre to the home and just for you xer0s :) Clicky

Hey lars63, I was not aware of the hearing issue but all have failings or will have.

I am familiar with the TTY technology as years ago when I was a telecom technician (both before and after jail) and we had similar devices. When I was an amateur radio enthusiast we had (similar) tech where we typed on a Tandy TRS80 :eek: and transmitted text over HF radio. The PC converted the characters into Morse code before being transmitted. Anyone with the setup (or listening) could tune into a Morse conversation and decipher. It was pretty exciting stuff in those days.



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 01:38 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


TTYL




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 02:01 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
Who still has a land line in their home? With texting and the internet you'd think a TTY service would be obsolete.

When's the last time you texted your bank? Or any local stores, for that matter? I still get a busy signal every once in a while; call waiting still isn't ubiquitous, let alone making the leap to smartphones. Yes, some more forward-thinking businesses have internet storefronts which allow you to skip a step, but until everyone does it, some people will get left out. It's kinda like handicap ramps at store entrances. :shrug:



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 03:11 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Transient wrote:
YourGrandpa wrote:
Who still has a land line in their home? With texting and the internet you'd think a TTY service would be obsolete.

When's the last time you texted your bank? Or any local stores, for that matter? I still get a busy signal every once in a while; call waiting still isn't ubiquitous, let alone making the leap to smartphones. Yes, some more forward-thinking businesses have internet storefronts which allow you to skip a step, but until everyone does it, some people will get left out. It's kinda like handicap ramps at store entrances. :shrug:


You can bank online and check a stores inventory/selection or shop online. You can do most of the things you need with a smart phone or PC. Anything you can't you'd have to go to the establishment anyway.




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 03:23 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
Have you always been deaf?

I worked 14 years in the shipyards around sandblasting, I was a painter down there and all the noise made me deaf, when my hearing got to bad that they were worried about my safety they let me go, after that I worked for FMC painting box cars until they found out how little I could then they let me go and after that I worked for a container outfit at the rail yards until I got hit by a truck that I didn't hear and after that I had to go on SS because my hearing got so bad that everyone had to write to me until I got hearing aids about six months ago, its wonderful to be able to talk to people again and actually hear sounds and now its the TTY life is good (smile)



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 03:25 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser, they are right I type to a TTY operator who then tells the person I'm talking to what I typed then the operator types to me what the person said in return



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 04:43 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Does such a contraption exist that combines a hearing aid with a phone in a way that would allow you to hear people on the phone directly?



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Telecoil ?, they use them in shops in the UK for hearing assistance.

I've never seen them used but I think they work by transmitting a wireless signal from the phone to the hearing aid. Never seen them on mobiles, but then I wouldn't have reason to.



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:12 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Transient wrote:
Does such a contraption exist that combines a hearing aid with a phone in a way that would allow you to hear people on the phone directly?


In my telecom days we supplied hearing aid compatible telephones at no charge. They had 'coils' providing a varying magnetic field that aided the use of hearing aids. We even had a section specifically dealing with designing and manufacturing (altering) telephones for those with a variety of disabilities eg. phones that when ringing operated a relay to power lighting to the deaf could 'see' the telephone ringing. Another adaption were large dials, push button dial pads that mimicked decadic dialing, that is the 10 impulse per second regular round dial phones and this before 'push button phones and MFC signalling (tone dialing). Exciting days.

Goodness knows if anyone does this sort of stuff now for regular customer but I guess they do and charge for it as there is a market.

**** I have come to understand that hearing aids (in the ear) only amplify and that these do not benefit people with hearing loss or "the deaf".



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:20 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Crazy if your stores don't offer them mate. Over here it's like a desirable requirement for disabled access in our trading laws.



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 05:45 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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Crazy if your stores don't offer them mate. Over here it's like a desirable requirement for disabled access in our trading laws.


They might offer but thankfully I don't have need yet.

Side notation: My Wife says I am getting hard of hearing whereas I don't think so. Some call it selective deafness :)
I have been tested and I am OK statistically but my Mother has problems hearing so do I hope it is not heredity.



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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 07:59 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Side notation: My Wife says I am getting hard of hearing whereas I don't think so. Some call it selective deafness :)

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Whiskey 7 wrote:
both before and after jail


Wait, you were in jail? Would you be willing to tell us the story on that?

First we find out Lars is deaf, now Whiskey's been to jail... next we're going to learn that Goof, having already lost one ball is going to give in and go full trans. This place is full of surprises.



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obsidian wrote:
Whiskey 7 wrote:
both before and after jail


Wait, you were in jail? Would you be willing to tell us the story on that?.

No, Whiskey worked in a jail as guard. That, I do know.




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PostPosted: 04-07-2016 11:33 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
Wait, you were in jail? Would you be willing to tell us the story ....

I haven't laughed so much in years :tear:
:arrow: obsidian, you just have to keep up here.

Employment history for the memories

Survey technician - 2 years
Apprentice Telecommunications Technician and Technician - 5 years
Prison Officer and Senior Prison Officer - 10 years
Telecommunication Technician advancing to Senior Telecommunications Technical Officer and Fault Manager - 17 years
:eek: redundancy at 51 years old
Employment Agency Contractor to the Local City Council as a Works Dispatcher then employed full time/permanent and promoted to Team Leader and Logistics Officer - 5 years


I am proud and rather lucky that I had not been unemployed in my working life :D ending some 3 years ago :p



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PostPosted: 04-08-2016 12:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Any stories from prison Whisk ?, we could make this a weekly event ?



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Fun fact: Whiskey hooped his lunch everyday to take it to work.



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PostPosted: 04-08-2016 06:18 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Transient wrote:
Does such a contraption exist that combines a hearing aid with a phone in a way that would allow you to hear people on the phone directly?

My hearing is so bad or at least the speech part of it that I'm not sure it would help, something to look into though, they have also suggested implants .



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