I found the coolest mac app for deaf/hoh music lovers!
It’s called Hearing Corrector and it’s $11.99, but it’s worth every cent.
Basically you put in your audiogram info. Then you load a song. Then you hit calculation and save the song. And the converted song is tailored to your hearing loss. I boosted the equalizer to maximum for my profoundly deaf right ear, though it’s a lifesaver on both sides. Anyway, I highly recommend it.
when you change your hearing aid battery, take off the tab and leave it exposed to the air for five minutes before putting it into your hearing aid and using it.
the battery activates when exposed to oxygen, so this will prolong its lifespan and give you an extra couple of days of use per battery. it could save you $70/year on batteries per hearing aid!
my audiologist told me about this when i was a kid but there were never exact guidelines. now a kid has done a science fair project and measured the results to find out that five minutes is the optimal time!
also, make friends with someone who’s a Costco member and get them to buy you hearing aid batteries. they’re kept on the counter in the pharmacy section and they usually stock the standard hearing aid battery sizes. Costco batteries cost $10 per pack of thirty batteries, which is an incredibly good price!
A while ago I offered Minuiko to draw a pic to thank her for her awesome Jasico art and she suggested the goblet scene, which was a great request. I’m sorry it took me so long (did you think I had forgotten ? ;p) but finding a satisfying way to depict the scene wasn’t so easy, as I really wanted to include meaning and subtext ! I hope I succeeded, anyway I have to post it now or I’ll end up touching it up forever !!! ^^;; (I’m in this kind of period where I can’t be satisfied with my art. Again.)