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hippo5

899d

Hey! I’m having a really difficult time in school with my hearing loss. My anatomy professor is IMPOSSIBLE to hear in class and the font on her slides is so tiny I can’t see either to take notes (I am visually impaired as well). Any ideas on what I should do? Have any of y’all had this experience?

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    • Clarin1

      755d

      If you wear hearing aids, it can help to get a transmitter/microphone that attaches to the teacher’s shirt and when he/she talks, it goes directly to your hearing aids so you can pick up a lot more

    • Clarin1

      755d

      If you wear hearing aids, it can help to get a transmitter/microphone that attaches to the teacher’s shirt and when he/she talks, it goes directly to your hearing aids so you can pick up a lot more

    • Clarin1

      755d

      Hey! I totally get your frustration! I am curious: are your vision and hearing loss related? Funny enough, in school, we had small class sizes so I don’t think I had an issue with hearing the teacher much. It was mistily seeing the board I struggled with. In larger audiences I have trouble hearing though.

    • Stevie9

      805d

      Oh my god I relate to this way to much, I use a cochlear implant on my completely deaf right ear, and a resound hearing aid on my severe hearing loss left ear. And my Chemistry professor had the highest pitched voice that I could never make out what she was saying in class. Even when she came up and talked 1-on-1 I couldn't tell what she was saying.

    • Cheslea

      822d

      I would suggest getting hearing aids also a Fm because those can help you be better at hearing or what you could do is ask for accommodations that can help you listen and progress in school

    • AlternateHeart

      832d

      Oh without a doubt I was always front and center. If there was any issues I'd just say I need to sit there because of my hearing

    • NEW

      832d

      I wonder if it is possible to sit in the front of the class. When I was in college attending my classes, I’m always at the front because I know that it’s better for my hearing and better for my eyes

    • AlternateHeart

      834d

      Print out the slides, ask prof. To put them online or send to you. Also get a FM system from the school so you can hear better

    • LillyT

      885d

      I had this problem when I was in school. I will ask for you to talk will your professor to see if you can move sets so that you can hear and see better or work out a plan between you guys. I hope this help you.

    • hippo5

      898d

      Thank y’all so much for all of the advice!!!

    • Her

      899d

      If your college has a Disability Services, they would be great to reach out to first of all. You can talk about any possible accommodations they might offer. Such as captions, sitting in the front, maybe a fm system, copies of professors notes, CART (someone who writes notes for you), etc. I have all of the above. They’ve helped a lot in my experience

    • Remkle

      899d

      I had to ask for accommodations. To sit in the front row in the middle, to have a note taker or to have the teacher give me a copy of their slide show.

    • Kyler

      899d

      Look up “Americans with disabilities act” it applies to schools as well

    • Kyler

      899d

      I have had this experience too. Your school is legally required to accommodate you. I’m not sure how you would go about getting these accommodations at your school, but it usually works if you just ask the teacher. If not, there should be someone to enforce that they do…a disability building or the head of the department

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