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We're gonna need a bigger boat.

For example, since this I think would be counted as media, I wonder if I would be allowed to ask if anyone is interested in such things as audioplays/dramas? (Like radioplays/dramas but on the internet 'cause who listens to radio nowadays?)
I can post those I have done, if links are allowed, and I am happy to PM (is that a thing here?) about taking volunteers.

If this isn't suitable then I shall stay off the subject while I am here.

(I am also new to this version of the site, having been on the original GT a long time ago and I don't know what picture means what so excuse the lack of one.)

Irony in my hobbies FTW.
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Yeah sure, go ahead. I recognize your name, I think. You won't recognize mine because I never used it on the original GT, but nice to see you.

Edited May 29th by Brocken Jr.
Brocken Jr.
 

Brocken jr who is this person I would like to know, since i’m Convinced that psychosis is trolling us again but if you say that this is a genuine regular user please let me know because I don’t want to be wrong again. Take this onto Facebook chat between you and me please Brocken jr.

Posted May 29th by Weid man
Weid man
 

I'm not even a regular of this version of the site, I used to be on the original GT a decade ago (I am now in my 20's and not an American as Psygy seems to be) so again as in the other post, sorry if I seem suspicious.

Hi Brocken Jr, by the way! I don't recognise you, I'm afraid, sorry!

Edited May 29th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

I apologize on my part for being suspicious. And if you’re dead you’re not alone. Painkillers took the remaining of my hearing and i’ve got so many other problems to deal with, I do ‘t Know if I even qualify for the cochlear I plant since the nerve has to be intact and i’ve Got an acoustic neuroma on that side and the other ear got damaged by it I can only get an auditory hrainstem inplant for it which is SHIT compared to the cochlear implant.

Castrael on gtx0 atm is hard if heating and wears one hearing aid since she is dead in one ear, something I had to wear throughout middle school and high school and had good enough hearing until I began college when the acoustic neurons in my right ear started growing again to the point that I had absolutely 0% word recognition for that ear. Thewolf0x from mike’s gametalk is also hard if gearing but her parents and sisters are deaf so she was raised learning both American Sign Language (which I didn’t stRt learning till I was 11 and now communicate with this visual language with my parents and friends who took classes to learn it with me, as I am both deaf and mute now). Blue moon filly on aim claims to be half deaf and also wears hearing aids.

Posted May 29th by Weid man
Weid man
 

You're forgiven, I understand and apologise for my causing it.
I've known no other life, haf a ear with a hearing-aid but heck I'mma defy it best I can and make audioplays, adding subs so people like us can enjoy them too.
Good luck with your side of things!
Thanks for letting me know I can post things if people want me to, btw!

Posted May 29th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

Thank you! You may find it worthy to start learning sign language since it can be hard to hear in noisy environments and understanding people who don’t speak crearly. Also there’s dead video relay which may be better than audio relays. I’ve never had a sidekick but many dead people do but now with the use of smartphones it can probably relay sign language better on the iPhone and Android.

The best type of hearing aid is a digital one made by phonak and there’s a special microphone device thing called the which you can get and give it to anyone who you want to hear in case you’re having problems hearing someone in noisy environments or within a certain distance. I used this device throughout my schooling years so I could hear my teachers well and keep up with class and it supports the headphone jack so you can listen to your iPod directly through the use of your hearing aid vs the FM auxiliary cord. As well as listening on your tv, computer, etc.

Posted May 29th by Weid man
Weid man
 

No-one around me uses any sort of SL so that's useless. No idea what a relay is though.

I'm well aware of that system, I already use the radio-aid (have done for a decade since I was switched to digital 'aids), I've got the new MultiMic now since Phonak ones are basically non-existant where I live now being nearly a decade old. I have used so many mono cables.
I just can't use it in public because it still amplifies EVERYTHING around me and the people I'm talking to so it sounds no different. Just louder.

Posted May 29th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

There’s even another mini mic which you can plug into the headphone jack on the FM which will reduce a lot of background noise and you can have the tiny mic plugged equipped to the person’s neck level, I used that because I also witnessed loud sounds with just the regular mic alone. So I think you should give that s try since it confines background noise since the microphone is small and not large like the regular one is all alone without the additional mini mic. If you and your friends and family want to start learning didn’t language, there’s a website called ADL dictionary and ASL browser so if you want you can give that a shot.

Also be sure to clean your hearing aid molds regularly because it picks up wax inside the ear and makes it harder to hear when it’s all full of junk. I hated to have to keep on getting new ear molds because sometimes they didn’t fit well and just made my ear hurt while wearing the hearing aids.

Posted May 29th by Weid man
Weid man
 

Dude, you're telling me stuff I've known for 2 decades (one for the radio-aid but still), very nicely please stop.

I have tried as I said, it is useless. It still picks up EVERYTHING I'm already hearing through the 'aid mic. When I have it plugged into something it's fine though, except when I'm in a car or just not in my quiet room. If there's any other sound the 'aid mic is gonna pick it up.
Again, not in America so ASL is useless, and I stopped signing once mother forced me into the hearing world, I remember nothing of it now and no-one uses it regardless of whether I want to or not.

Anyway, to change the subject, yes I try to defy this and make audioplays just so I can put the subtitles on them with YT's system so that we can understand it. I'll make a proper post explaining the projects I have going on at the moment that I'm trying to get voices for. Right now it's only 3 but it will change in the future and I'm worried I'm going to be bugging people.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

Please be patient with Weid, he has actual autism.

Could you go into more detail about these projects of yours? From what you've said already, it seems like you're making little dramas like the stories that used to be aired on the radio, and adding subtitles to them for people like yourself who can't hear them well. Go ahead and link a few if you want; there's precious little original content on this site.

Posted May 30th by Brocken Jr.
Brocken Jr.
 

Now I know I'll keep it in mind.

Yeah, that's basically it, I literally just go through the video on YouTube once it's posted up and write in the script so the sound effects are described. Otherwise it's literally just an audio file with pictures to fill in the visual aspect 'cause you can't make a video without video with the program I'm using.

Not all my videos have subtitles (The one that's an hour long is going to take FOREVER to sub since it's a literal story a friend wrote that I put all the audio together for and it actually has paragraphs of narration, and I don't want to stop because it's been 12 hours and not be able to carry on adding to it, if that makes sense.) but I have done my best to make sure the relevant ones outside of that do.

Here's one of the current few that's not an adaption or dub. That should take you to my channel as well, which I hope to change the name of in the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzchbTEfo0Y

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

Now that explains everything to me regarding your hearing aid use so I don’t need to go ok and ask anymore since it apparently is getting to the point of repetition, and regardless i’ll Stop since you asked me to very kindly, thank you.

I’m confused as to what these audio/video files are, it still doesn’t quite make sense to me. I’m still confused.

Edited May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

Yeah, I basically have done/used/experienced everything you told me about, so...

OK, so I put together the audio files, dialogue/sound effects, then put them into a video making program and obviously you need something for the visual aspect to make it a video so I just find a picture or a few to show the basic scene and it keeps it an audioplay because there are no moving images like with a normal film. If you click on the link you'll get an example of one of the ones I've made, and my channel is connected to that.
I can't just put an audio file on YouTube so it needs to be a video, so....!

Basically an audioplay is a play just made of sound, if that was what you were confused about.

Edited May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

And just so you know, Phonak actually isn’t made in America, it’s made in Switzerland and one of my friends from church actually works for them since he’s an exchange student from Switzerland who received his electrical engineering degree for sound systems. So Phonak products should be global, I don’t know why they don’t make it where you are though, that’s rather strange and unfortunate. Oh well.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

I have moved on from Phonak since I got my new devices. When I tried to replace my 8-year-old radio-aid they only existed in America which meant that I had to upgrade anyway. That's what I meant by that.

Any other questions about audioplays?

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

So basically your audio files is of acting. Eagle here from gametalk rxekhed his degree in something related to film but is moreso of journalism, he loves watching movies, listening to music, listening to skim plays especially. He knows acting very well, I think his favorite actor is John Trevolta.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

Perhaps we can ask him if he'd like to volunteer. I will make a list later today of the projects I have that I'm trying to get a cast for.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

Night gazer has some hearing problem called central auditory processing disorder. She doesn’t wear hearing aids but was gonna go to an audiologist to check if she ya some type of ear infection or something. And trust me hearing aids are ridiculously expensive? Like $2,000 each.

Speed bike pro and SOH suffered some ear infection but got it fixed ASAP with the aid of antiobiptics and it fixed their hearing problems whereas someone else here on gametalk is stone deaf in one ear and feral had partial deafness in both ears he told me. So we’re not the only ones who have hearing loss related disorders.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

Mine's not even loss, I never had it in the first place. I'm glad people get to cheat the system though.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

What? I’m missing the social cue here (more like HEAR). Are you saying that you’ve been hearing impaired since birth? Based on what you said at the beginning of this thread it sounds (no pun intended) like you’re unilateral hearing and the ear that you can hear from is only half the level of whstnornal level levels are at (which is 20 dB or below that mark).

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

Yes, I was born prematurely so I guess my ears never developed very much. I only have about half an ear (40% without my 'aid in) of hearing. That's as smart as I know to describe it. Only half of one ear hears so that's what I wear a hearing-aid for. I'll grow into it, 20 years on, right?

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

I didn’t start losin heating until I was 12 and wore a hearing aid in my right ear for a year in 2002 before I needed one for my left one also. Based on what i’ve Been told hearing aids boost people’s hearing levels up by 40 dB.

Edited May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

At least you got to cheat the system, I got my first digital 'aid then (had been using the monologue with the scrolling volume control and horrible sharp microphone until then) and I had to relearn to hear things with a new better mic and I feel I missed my schooling years because I couldn't understand what I was hearing. I still feel like, a decade later, I'm learning to hear and what things are while everyone else knew what things sounded like by the time they were 5.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

I’m sorry that you had to deal with that. I became deaf in my right ear 2009 and had to relearn sounds since all I had was an auditory heoanstem inplant which is NOTHING compared to what it sounds like with a cochlear implant because the nerve is either damaged or totally gone which was my case. I lost my remaining hearing in my other ear though not because of an acoustic neuroma it because I took and still take very sharp painkillers and I doubt I can get it back. Can you understand music now or does your hearing aid atu sound shirtty? Lip reading helps with understanding speech with any given hearing instrument.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

I can understand music, I just have to listen in mono (both L and R in one, not just one-sided) so I don't get the full effect. Especially when something's 'binaural' or whatever they call it. It's all just coming in the right side on the radio-aid.
I'm fine when I'm in a quiet, non-echo-y room, but as soon as there's any other noise or the room is too plain and echoes then I have problems, even if it's just me and one other person. But we've already discussed the radio-aids so no need to bring that up again.

Going to cinema or live theatre is horrible though. At least live theatre has the possibility of the t-loop/hearing-loop system, the only problem I've found with that is that I need my head to one side to keep the signal, and if that makes me turn my head to a specific side I'm looking out of my short-sighted eye. You can imagine how fun that is. Blurry/fractured actors and lights.
And the cinema is just terrible, the music will always override speech and the actors mumble. There are subtitled showings- Once ever usually on a Thursday night at 9pm which makes it impossible to get to especially since buses stop running at 5 and I work on Fridays so I don't fancy getting home at 1am. (Even for the popular Infinity War which I went to see and checked the timings of. 30+ showings all on different days at different times and only 1 subbed showing.)
So I guess I can just stop going to the cinema and cut out that 'enjoyment' of my life. Not that I really had it in the first place considering I couldn't understand the film until the DVD comes out half a year later.

I don't know how I'm still coping like this, honestly. It's a massive pain in the a.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

I’m sorry that you have to go through this. Theatres should be lW be required to have closed captioned for the dead/hard of hearing as well as headphones that are loud and clear enough to understand. I hope that you can hear over the phone. I had th use the FM to connect to my hearing aid in order to make phone calls and even that was loud at times too like you mentioned earlier. Now it’s impossible for me to understand any movie since I am legally blind and totally dead so closed captioning isn’t enough to read quickly and keep up with the dialogues. And regardless I can’t really go movie theatres because i’m equipped to a permanent feeding tube for the rest of my life and have to be fed be my nurses every 30 minutes. It’s a terrible experience. My neurosurgeon back on October 12 wasn’t careful enough when he removed multiple tumors on my c spine area and one of the nerves affected was my ability to swallow and talk. I got a trach a year and a half later so I can swallow liquids at least but nothing else. And i’m unhealthily underweight i’m 5’10” and only weigh 110 and the constant cause for wasting makes it extremely hard to put on anymore weight. And it’s very hard to play video games now because I had tumors that grew up both of my index fingers which needed to be removed and that damaged the sensory and part of the motor meeges. And worst of all I keep accidentally scratching off my thumbs skin because my fingernails keep on regrowing and unlike everyone else I can’t bite them off like I could in the past because I have large jawbone tumors which make it very hard for me to chew too. I have to keep on asking my mom to trim off my nails every night. This wouldn’t be a problem if I could swallow regularly like I could six years ago with being able to hear well enough in my left ear and no problems using my fingers at all. Everything’s been getting worse and i’m at chemo right now to get treatment for a drug which has been proven to shrink tumors for both nf1 and nf2 (which is what I have) patients. At night I have to smoke medical marijuana in order to alleviate pain and nausea levels so I can sleep and i’m legally prescribed this drug so i’m not a street stoner.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

You missed all of schooling due to lack of technology for your hearing aid? I’m confused here. I had to rely on the fm system to hear my teachers from and was also provided transcription notes so that I could take home and study from since I can’t multitask in class and was very difficult to hear in the science buildings where the sound echoed and bounced from the ground up. I had a on on one aid to write everything do n for me for what was said in class since I can’t militarism like I said, and they had closed captioning for videos that we had to watch in class. They had all of this up through high school but once I start d college they had the snottiest trancriptioning processors and the professors spoke a mile a minute so I couldn’t keep up with what they were saying, so I had to consequently drop out and enroll at an online university since there are no good colleges that offer learning services for the dead/hard of hearing, at most they would just offer an ASL interpretor and i’m still not that fluent with this language that I disn’t grow up speaking/communicating until I was 11. My most needed service were transcriptioning notes but they barely offered any of them. Tutoring was good though but in college there’s just too much to learn so even tutoring sessions run out of time to go over everything that I learned in class/read in textbook

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

I get what you mean about music, some sounds come out of one ear but others out the other and I only had i laureate hearing 6/7 years ago so I was trying to adjust my iPod so that the sounds would go equally into my ear speakers. Perhaps apple would know how to make sounds go through both ear speakers equally.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

They have headphones but they're stereo. When I went to see Infinity War I asked very plainly, friends as witnesses, to have a pair with all the audio on one side.
They gave me audio description headphones with the film audio and AD on one side. The problem that I had with this was that the description was louder than the movie volume. So it would end up like:
Iron Man mumbles something and turns away from Dr Strange.
Narrator - IRON MAN TURNS AWAY ROLLING HIS EYES. (Just to show how much louder it was to me.)
Ow.
Again, they do seem to show CC but only at that one showing on that one night ever. And I haven't checked other film showings but I assume stupidly that it's only for really popular films like that, I can't get there often enough to find out.

I feel like I missed schooling because of the teachers always turning their backs to me then yelling at me for 'not listening'. In every school, even when I got the digital.
Yes, I did have an assistant, but then she was always distracted by the other special needs kids so I was just left to stare at the back of the teacher's head in fear of being yelled at for 'not listening' because I was looking away. And again, I forgot what little SL I knew since I was in hearing schools and no-one bothered with it. Subtitles and FM/T/Hearing-loop didn't exist back then as far as I knew, especially not in schools.
Only one teacher did a transcription thing, and that was for one video we were going to watch briefly in the class to do with drugs. It was like 6 lines describing the sound effects of someone sniffing some solvent then the mother sobbing. Very helpful(!). ( (!) indicares sarcasm on TV subs here. Speaking of which, I didn't know they were a thing until I was 12 when I accidently sat on the remote and turned them on.)

I found on my I-devices, that I have only started using in the past few years, that there is a Mono setting so I've switched that on, check in the Accessibilities section of the Settings? And apparently you can get hearing-aids that connected to them? I intend to ask about that when I get this current one changed.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

Yes you can get hearing aids connected to them via t coul and a special service called music link which i think may be Bluetooth wireless, whereas t coil ie for sure wired. Music link worked for my FM system and hopefully it will work with your radio air thing that you use instead of the FM, or whatever thing you use to connect your hearing aid to your phone and videos with. Unlike it n person settings the GM clearly tuned out the background noise for me when listening to my iPod since listening to music is loud enough, and I had he microphone set to FM only like I always did. I’m not sure how music link will work for your hearing aid using some other wireless device than the FM because you told me that doesn’t work well for you at all. Hopefully you can find a wired or wireless device to connect your iPod to your hearing aid with. I’m fact the FM had auxiliary cords which I used to connect to my iPod to listen through it with my hearing aid. T coil always works though so I think you may want to try that first and see if they works well for you.

I really wished that your school/city could have helped you with your hearing needs. It’s gotten better now and you can use mobile captel on your phone to talk and you’ll receive text dialogues back from whoever is talking.

I know someone who DID get by very well I’m her college graduation class with excellent transcriptiojijg sefvives (called CART) and she was very hard of hearing and now deaf but thanks to thencochlwsr inplabts she is able to hear 100% again bilaterally (both ears).



Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

I have the radio-aid so that works well enough for my current life.

We can't use mobile phones where we live so that's useless, and landlines, even on speaker, are crap quality. Gah.

I am no longer in school so I'm just stuck feeling left behind since I don't know what we were studying to look up on nowadays.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

i think it might work for landlines too (telephones) and there’s some service that i’ve been told called dragon dictation which transcribes voicemail calls to dialogue text so you can read and understand what the caller is saying and then you can respond me back orally. But I’m not so sure about this. All I can possibly do is provide information that i’ve learned that can help the deaf/hard of hearing either with or without the aid of sign language uses since i’ve tried both since I’m involved in both the hearing and deaf cultures.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

How do I change the topic now? My reply above explains everything I know that can possibly help you with your need for hearing related products and services, ending with how get telephones to get captioning for you which you can read and respond orally (think dragon dictation works on telephones also). Ok I’ve ibsessed over this and I think have overstepped everything. Maybe talking about the audiiofiles would help change the subject. I’m lost, I apologize for all of this inconvenience. I get fixated on stud like this all the time.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

We simply talk about something else I suspect. Start a completely new thread. I posted up the list of characters I need but I would rather keep that thread available for the volunteers.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

Alright so I assume that you understood my final point then. I gotta check your thread out i’ll Leave it open for the volunteers like you said. Brocken jr told me via Facebook chat that jd’s Willing to help you eith whatever you may need for this audio play thing and to not get eagle involved. Hopefully he can help put up wonderful Audi files together. I have no clue who the characters will be.

Posted May 30th by Weid man
Weid man
 

I can do all the editing, I just need the cast.

Posted May 30th by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

I just remembered that thrre’s also the tty that can be used which transcribe voicemail to captioned text from the caller to you, you don’t need to text them back you can still call from your phone. So there are three options for closed aptioning text via telephone lankne phone (tty, captwl, and dragon dictation).

I dont’t know where Brovken jr has been he’s been busy a lot since he last responded, but he probably will respond soon so please don’t leave yet, he’ll come for you since he is the one who insisted that you share your audioplay with us. He even made two audio plays for me but it was demeaning which he realized on his own and removed it and will never make an audioplay like that again he told me, so please don’t turn him down.

Posted May 31st by Weid man
Weid man
 

Thanks.

I'm patient, waiting is all I do. The post is there for him when he comes back.

Posted June 1st by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

Apparently he might changes his mind to not enroll in those plays or get the cast. If you want I would be more than willing to help and would be happy if you added me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gattettjbaumann), i’ll Keep things OFF your timeline and would only message rarely, especially since we can talk right here now. I can help you gain an auto caddy on Facebook if you want me to. And I wouldn’t expect you to know sign language there at all, nearly all of my real life friends are hearing and I learned speech with them growing up and then learned sign language at 11 so i’m bilingual in a way. And yes I use subtitles/closed captioning all of the time whenever I watch any forms of film.

Posted June 3rd by weid man
weid man
 

I'll PM you on Facebook, you'd better get your link out of the comment before you get added by people here.

EDIT - You're apparently fine, that link is broken, and the name itself doesn't come up with anything.
If you can PM me here then get me a way to contact you there?

Edited June 3rd by BraveNewDeafGirl
BraveNewDeafGirl
 

I misspelled m my name, stupid me. Please send me a private message at www.facebook.com/garrettjbaumann my google talk is garrettjbaumsnn snd discord name it smashdude #8346 don’t worry about these people they aren’t criminals/hackers.

Posted June 3rd by weid man
weid man
 

I don’t k ow how to private message you here.

Posted June 3rd by weid man
weid man
 

Well actually the only way that you can contact people’s le is yo clicking making an account and clicking your user cp and then clicking on set alerts and then scroll down and send a message to the user who you want to contact privately but I don’t see yours so the only ways that you can contact me are here and my main computer contact sources and actuallfb such as Facebook and discord and google talk (my contact directories are listed in the immediate reply after your last response and you can also contact me via steam messenger my username is yoshifan001 there. I’ll wait here patiently and just let me know here which one you choose and message me that way, I already have a lot of gametalk members added on Facebook and discord and steam.

Posted June 4th by weid man
weid man
 

I do have an account here but maybe I'm not like a high enough 'level' to have that sort of feature, I dunno. I did look around my settings but I guess I don't understand a lot of it. I'll try FB again.

They may not be criminals or hackers but they're strangers and I'm going by the internet safety rules.

Edited June 4th by BraveNewDeafGirl
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