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Re: Projector to use with iPad for slide presentations

 

A digital screen. Your computer has a monitor. That’s the built-in screen that is the major visible part of the computer. With the popularity of laptops many people use their computers with supplementary monitors, most commonly 28 inches diagonally. But the monitors used for presentations are like jumbo TV screens. They are far more commonly used than the screens used with film projectors. 

Carol 

On Dec 19, 2022, at 7:23 PM, Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <saraoser=aol.com@...> wrote:

Thanks Carol.  What's a monitor?


Re: Projector to use with iPad for slide presentations

John Woodgate
 

Usually now called a 'display'. Like a TV, but takes video from a computer.

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www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-12-20 00:23, Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org wrote:

Thanks Carol.  What's a monitor?


Re: Projector to use with iPad for slide presentations

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Thanks Carol.  What's a monitor?


Re: Projector to use with iPad for slide presentations

 

If there’s any chance the restaurant has a monitor that will be much better than a projector and screen. Many places that rent venues do provide monitors.

On Dec 19, 2022, at 7:13 PM, Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <saraoser=aol.com@...> wrote:

I have a January presentation in a meeting room in a restaurant.  I'll be talking about communication tips based on the HLAA tip cards. There is a microphone and screen.  What make and model of projector do you recommend I use with my iPad  so that the image is as large as possible?

Thank you.
Sara Oser
HLAA NB President 
415.710.7281
president@...


Projector to use with iPad for slide presentations

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

I have a January presentation in a meeting room in a restaurant.  I'll be talking about communication tips based on the HLAA tip cards. There is a microphone and screen.  What make and model of projector do you recommend I use with my iPad  so that the image is as large as possible?

Thank you.
Sara Oser
HLAA NB President 
415.710.7281
president@...


Re: OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils

Michelle Gross, HLAA Rochester
 

To qualify as an OTC Hearing Aid certain guidelines have to be followed such as limiting gain to avoid over amplification, limiting the depth that the "ear mold" or ear piece can be inserted into the ear, and must have a user controlled audio control (unlike the "automatic" control feature with some prescription hearing aids). They also have to meet some standards regarding sound distortion and a few other "must haves". The OTCs also have to have certain labeling information for health and safety.

PSAP are not "medical devices" and because of that are not regulated and are more likely to pose a danger to the user.

Having said all of that there needs to be oversight to be sure the guidelines are followed, so it remains to be seen how users feel about the ability to have OTC aids, most are kind of "bare bones" but for those who otherwise would need to go without, they may have a place. Time will tell.

Michelle Gross

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 03:35:05 PM EST, Barbara Cooledge <cooledgebb@...> wrote:


You are right. We will only know in five years.

On Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 12:57 PM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

If you search on-line, you will find that everything is deemed unsafe by someone.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-27 00:41, Barbara Cooledge wrote:
I’ve heard it may not be safe from two sources on-line. Sounds like it is just a problem if they are turned up too loud. And, supporters believe that the risk is worth it if it wards off diabetes, dementia, heart problems, etc. ?


On Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 2:37 PM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

It is deeply disturbing to learn that an audiologist says that 'OTC hearing aids are not safe'. It is a totally unscientific generalization. It is possible that ANY hearing aid could cause additional hearing loss. This is if it delivers a too loud sound, causing 'ringing in the ears' and that warning sign is ignored.  Dispensed hearing aids should be set so that is cannot occur, but certainly my dispensed hearing aids can be set to 'play too loud for comfort'. Just don't do it! If you hear sound 'in your ear' rather than 'out in the room', the sound is too loud, so turn it down.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-18 04:23, Barbara Cooledge wrote:
What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering, do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your computer?
I’m just curious probably because my husband is losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position on this? Could be a disaster?
Barbara


Re: OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils

Barbara Cooledge
 

You are right. We will only know in five years.

On Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 12:57 PM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

If you search on-line, you will find that everything is deemed unsafe by someone.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-27 00:41, Barbara Cooledge wrote:
I’ve heard it may not be safe from two sources on-line. Sounds like it is just a problem if they are turned up too loud. And, supporters believe that the risk is worth it if it wards off diabetes, dementia, heart problems, etc. ?


On Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 2:37 PM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

It is deeply disturbing to learn that an audiologist says that 'OTC hearing aids are not safe'. It is a totally unscientific generalization. It is possible that ANY hearing aid could cause additional hearing loss. This is if it delivers a too loud sound, causing 'ringing in the ears' and that warning sign is ignored.  Dispensed hearing aids should be set so that is cannot occur, but certainly my dispensed hearing aids can be set to 'play too loud for comfort'. Just don't do it! If you hear sound 'in your ear' rather than 'out in the room', the sound is too loud, so turn it down.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-18 04:23, Barbara Cooledge wrote:
What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering, do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your computer?
I’m just curious probably because my husband is losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position on this? Could be a disaster?
Barbara


Re: OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils

John Woodgate
 

If you search on-line, you will find that everything is deemed unsafe by someone.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-27 00:41, Barbara Cooledge wrote:

I’ve heard it may not be safe from two sources on-line. Sounds like it is just a problem if they are turned up too loud. And, supporters believe that the risk is worth it if it wards off diabetes, dementia, heart problems, etc. ?


On Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 2:37 PM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

It is deeply disturbing to learn that an audiologist says that 'OTC hearing aids are not safe'. It is a totally unscientific generalization. It is possible that ANY hearing aid could cause additional hearing loss. This is if it delivers a too loud sound, causing 'ringing in the ears' and that warning sign is ignored.  Dispensed hearing aids should be set so that is cannot occur, but certainly my dispensed hearing aids can be set to 'play too loud for comfort'. Just don't do it! If you hear sound 'in your ear' rather than 'out in the room', the sound is too loud, so turn it down.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-18 04:23, Barbara Cooledge wrote:
What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering, do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your computer?
I’m just curious probably because my husband is losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position on this? Could be a disaster?
Barbara


Re: OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils

Barbara Cooledge
 

I’ve heard it may not be safe from two sources on-line. Sounds like it is just a problem if they are turned up too loud. And, supporters believe that the risk is worth it if it wards off diabetes, dementia, heart problems, etc. ?


On Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 2:37 PM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

It is deeply disturbing to learn that an audiologist says that 'OTC hearing aids are not safe'. It is a totally unscientific generalization. It is possible that ANY hearing aid could cause additional hearing loss. This is if it delivers a too loud sound, causing 'ringing in the ears' and that warning sign is ignored.  Dispensed hearing aids should be set so that is cannot occur, but certainly my dispensed hearing aids can be set to 'play too loud for comfort'. Just don't do it! If you hear sound 'in your ear' rather than 'out in the room', the sound is too loud, so turn it down.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-18 04:23, Barbara Cooledge wrote:
What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering, do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your computer?
I’m just curious probably because my husband is losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position on this? Could be a disaster?
Barbara


Re: OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils

John Woodgate
 

It is deeply disturbing to learn that an audiologist says that 'OTC hearing aids are not safe'. It is a totally unscientific generalization. It is possible that ANY hearing aid could cause additional hearing loss. This is if it delivers a too loud sound, causing 'ringing in the ears' and that warning sign is ignored.  Dispensed hearing aids should be set so that is cannot occur, but certainly my dispensed hearing aids can be set to 'play too loud for comfort'. Just don't do it! If you hear sound 'in your ear' rather than 'out in the room', the sound is too loud, so turn it down.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-18 04:23, Barbara Cooledge wrote:

What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering, do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your computer?
I’m just curious probably because my husband is losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position on this? Could be a disaster?
Barbara


Re: OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils

Barbara Cooledge
 

What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering, do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your computer?
I’m just curious probably because my husband is losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position on this? Could be a disaster?
Barbara

On Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 8:04 PM Stephen O. Frazier <hlaanm@...> wrote:
Hi All - It appears I left out some critically important words in the earlier  post on this matter.   The Lexie Lumen hearing aids referred to in it are not the only OTC hearing aids available in stores - Best Buy alone carries 10 different models plus a $2,500 PSAP..
 
The Lexie Lumen, though, is the only one that has telecoils.  When you add the OTC models sold at Best Buy, Verizon, Walgreens, and even at the Hy-Vee  supermarkets in some states, plus models available from a number of websites like CVS Cructfield etc., there's a plethora of OTC hearing aids to pick from BUT, still, only the Lexie Lumen has telecoils.
 
If this news disturbs your, please click on the link below and share your comments re the absence of telecoils in the comment box available by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen...
 
 
  Photo of Best Buy OTC hearing aid display located in the cellular phone area.  Contrary to Best Buy publicity, the "Blue Shirt" who helped me has had no training on the devices.  When asked about it his response was, "There's a training video course but it's not mandatory so I haven't taken it."
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
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To: HLAATech@groups.io,  HLAAGITHL@...,  HLAAGITHL@groups.io,  HLAALeaders@...
Subject: [HLAATech] OTC Hearing Aids and Telecoils
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:52:38 GMT

Hi All - It appears that Lexie Lumen hearing aids are the only OTC FDA approved hearing aids (at Walgreen's) that are actually currently available over-the-counter in retail stores.  I have commented on this on the Hearing Health and Technology Matters blog
 
Comments on the blog from advocates of hearing loops like you would help to make the OTC hearing aid industry aware of the need to address this this issue.  You can visit the blog at:
 
 
 
  
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
                               Please support the
   GET IN THE HEARING LOOP
                               campaign of the
  Hearing Loss Association of America
 
 

 
            
 
              
 


OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils

Stephen O. Frazier
 

Hi All - It appears I left out some critically important words in the earlier  post on this matter.   The Lexie Lumen hearing aids referred to in it are not the only OTC hearing aids available in stores - Best Buy alone carries 10 different models plus a $2,500 PSAP..
 
The Lexie Lumen, though, is the only one that has telecoils.  When you add the OTC models sold at Best Buy, Verizon, Walgreens, and even at the Hy-Vee  supermarkets in some states, plus models available from a number of websites like CVS Cructfield etc., there's a plethora of OTC hearing aids to pick from BUT, still, only the Lexie Lumen has telecoils.
 
If this news disturbs your, please click on the link below and share your comments re the absence of telecoils in the comment box available by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen...
 
 
  Photo of Best Buy OTC hearing aid display located in the cellular phone area.  Contrary to Best Buy publicity, the "Blue Shirt" who helped me has had no training on the devices.  When asked about it his response was, "There's a training video course but it's not mandatory so I haven't taken it."
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
                               Please support the
   GET IN THE HEARING LOOP
                               campaign of the
  Hearing Loss Association of America
 
 

 
            
 
              
 


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From: "Stephen O. Frazier" <hlaanm@...>
To: HLAATech@groups.io,  HLAAGITHL@...,  HLAAGITHL@groups.io,  HLAALeaders@...
Subject: [HLAATech] OTC Hearing Aids and Telecoils
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:52:38 GMT

Hi All - It appears that Lexie Lumen hearing aids are the only OTC FDA approved hearing aids (at Walgreen's) that are actually currently available over-the-counter in retail stores.  I have commented on this on the Hearing Health and Technology Matters blog
 
Comments on the blog from advocates of hearing loops like you would help to make the OTC hearing aid industry aware of the need to address this this issue.  You can visit the blog at:
 
 
 
  
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
                               Please support the
   GET IN THE HEARING LOOP
                               campaign of the
  Hearing Loss Association of America
 
 

 
            
 
              
 


OTC Hearing Aids and Telecoils

Stephen O. Frazier
 

Hi All - It appears that Lexie Lumen hearing aids are the only OTC FDA approved hearing aids (at Walgreen's) that are actually currently available over-the-counter in retail stores.  I have commented on this on the Hearing Health and Technology Matters blog
 
Comments on the blog from advocates of hearing loops like you would help to make the OTC hearing aid industry aware of the need to address this this issue.  You can visit the blog at:
 
 
 
  
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
                               Please support the
   GET IN THE HEARING LOOP
                               campaign of the
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Re: Hearing Loops and Transportation Article

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

NY City has had hearing loops in taxi since around 2016.


Re: Hearing Loops and Transportation Article

John Woodgate
 

When there is no loop, your hearing aids go to maximum sensitivity, so they pick up the interference. When there is a signal from the loop, the sensitivity automatically reduces, so you don't hear the interference.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-04 17:13, Marilyn Weinhouse, CO via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org wrote:

I don’t understand how Hearing Loops can be installed in cars. When I turn on my T coil in the car, I get a lot of static, I assume from the electromagnetic interference of the engine. Same thing if I try to use a neck loop on an airplane with my T coils.  ??
Thanks!


Re: Hearing Loops and Transportation Article

 

I don’t understand how Hearing Loops can be installed in cars. When I turn on my T coil in the car, I get a lot of static, I assume from the electromagnetic interference of the engine. Same thing if I try to use a neck loop on an airplane with my T coils.  ??
Thanks!


Re: [HLAAGITHL] Strong support of telecoils by IFHOH, Budapest Declara tion #advocacy #Telecoil

 

Thanks, John. Do you have a source for me, or are you working in the field? My best bet might be to negotiate some partial recovery with given periods of time, so I keep the new ones and pay less for replacements when AuraCast becomes available. But I can’t tell her I get info from John in Rayleigh, UK, that hearing aids with AuraCast may be available before I really need new hearing aids. 

Carol 

On Nov 3, 2022, at 7:14 PM, John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

It requires a more advanced form of Bluetooth. Keep your present aids.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-03 22:12, Carol in Boston wrote:
Thanks, Mary. Do you have any idea what will be needed in hearing aids? I upgraded mine but the difference in the new ones isn’t that great. I wonder whether to keep the new ones. Will AuraCast need anything beyond Bluetooth?

On Nov 3, 2022, at 3:23 PM, Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:

Aura cast is available now for implementation. But it’s hard to tell how long it will take for hearing aid manufactures and venues to implement it. I’d guess several years before it’s widely available.



Re: [HLAAGITHL] Strong support of telecoils by IFHOH, Budapest Declara tion #advocacy #Telecoil

John Woodgate
 

It requires a more advanced form of Bluetooth. Keep your present aids.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)


On 2022-11-03 22:12, Carol in Boston wrote:

Thanks, Mary. Do you have any idea what will be needed in hearing aids? I upgraded mine but the difference in the new ones isn’t that great. I wonder whether to keep the new ones. Will AuraCast need anything beyond Bluetooth?

On Nov 3, 2022, at 3:23 PM, Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:

Aura cast is available now for implementation. But it’s hard to tell how long it will take for hearing aid manufactures and venues to implement it. I’d guess several years before it’s widely available.


Re: [HLAAGITHL] Strong support of telecoils by IFHOH, Budapest Declara tion #advocacy #Telecoil

 

Thanks, Mary. Do you have any idea what will be needed in hearing aids? I upgraded mine but the difference in the new ones isn’t that great. I wonder whether to keep the new ones. Will AuraCast need anything beyond Bluetooth?

On Nov 3, 2022, at 3:23 PM, Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:

Aura cast is available now for implementation. But it’s hard to tell how long it will take for hearing aid manufactures and venues to implement it. I’d guess several years before it’s widely available.


Re: [HLAAGITHL] Strong support of telecoils by IFHOH, Budapest Declara tion #advocacy #Telecoil

Mary Jarrett
 

Aura cast is available now for implementation. But it’s hard to tell how long it will take for hearing aid manufactures and venues to implement it. I’d guess several years before it’s widely available.