Fast Food Fury: Hearing Loss and The Drive-Thru

It was early one morning at a Tim Hortons drive-thru, a few years ago……   “Mpray uh paken udda, heesh?” “Oh yes, hi…I’ll have a double-double, one apple juice, and 20 Timbits, please.” “Mprhhh?” “Pardon me?” “Mom, she’s saying….” “Shh, honey, mommy’s trying to hear….sorry, what was that again?” “MM-PRHH!?” “I’m sorry, I have hearing…

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Tips for the Hard of Hearing Shopper

I’m no mathematician but there’s one equation I figured out a long time ago:           Shopping + Hearing Loss = Communication Challenge I enjoy shopping, but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it. Online shopping is an almost barrier-free alternative, but I prefer the old-fashioned way where I can look at, do some touchy-feely,…

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