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Gamer Headset for Father Who is Hearing Impaired

My father has severe hearing loss (I'm pretty sure he hasn't heard my voice in the last 10 years). What we would really like is a headset that could plug into either his computer or his iPhone (preferably both) and allow him to both hear and talk with a mic. Basic criteria are: over the ear and mic. My brother is very into the gaming community and has his eyes on a headset but I hope someone here has more insight on what helps with hearing impaired. [more inside]
posted by boobjob on May 30, 2016 - 6 answers

Scared of Losing my Hearing

I have been noticing recently that I have a hard time knowing what people are saying to me at work, so I usually just nod and laugh or something. my hearing feels a bit muffled and sometimes at night my ears ring for no real reason (tinnitus?). I also listen to music when I jog through ear buds. It doesn't feel like I'm playing the songs too loud, and I listen to my ipod about every other day for about an hour. I am gonna hold out on any more listening until i figure out what's going on. I recently went to my ear nose and throat doctor and had a hearing test. He said it came back next to perfect. This confused me. Should I consult an audiologist? I feel like I'm struggling to hear others, especially when there is background noise. If anyone can give me any feedback, I'd surely appreciate it. I am 30 btw.
posted by Thanquol180 on Apr 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Can I turn off my hearing?

Would it be possible to install a switch of some sort in my head that would enable me to turn my hearing on and off? I realise that I would be unlikely to find a doctor willing to do this, but I'm interested in the theoretical possibilities. [more inside]
posted by alby on May 18, 2012 - 18 answers

ASL degree?

Is a degree in ASL really necessary? [more inside]
posted by tunestunes on Nov 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me navigate the federal bureaucracy!

Can I apply for federal employment under Schedule A? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jun 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Ideas for my best man/brother's wedding speech? PS He's severely hearing impaired.

Ideas for my best man/brother's wedding speech? PS He's severely hearing impaired. I can't believe I didn't think to ask this here earlier. My brother/best man is having a tremendously hard time thinking of ways he can deliver his speech at my wedding (in 12 days!). I always say he doesn't have a very thick deaf accent. But I've been hearing it for 20 some years, so I'm a bit biased. In all honesty, people at the wedding would probably have a hard time understanding him. He's really nervous...for good reason. Any ideas?
posted by sredefer on May 10, 2010 - 29 answers

Am I losing my hearing?

Am I losing my hearing? [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Feb 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Deafness in dogs

How can I tell if my dog is partially deaf? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Sep 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Hey how's it going OH SHI.. I CAN'T HEAR ANYTHING!

Wacky ear question: Sometimes when I speak out loud one or both of my ears will pOp and I can't hear anything but my own voice. What the heck is going on and how can I get it to stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Huh?Filter: Advice needed on getting a hearing aid

Huh?Filter: Advice needed on getting a hearing aid [more inside]
posted by mad_little_monkey on Jun 29, 2009 - 23 answers

Insurance companies are evil. Who knew?

Has anyone successfully had a cochlear implant covered when the insurance company says that it's excluded? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Feb 20, 2009 - 2 answers

How can I fix my hearing?

What can I do to fix my hearing? (Don't forget to use caps so I can hear you.) [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Sep 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Quality intergenerational time that transcends disabilities

What activities can I initiate with my substantially-deaf, substantially-blind grandfather? [more inside]
posted by moreandmoreso on Oct 16, 2007 - 15 answers

Your what is in your what?

My grandmother is hard of hearing/deaf but refuses to wear a hearing aid. Conversation with her is becoming all but impossible. I'm thinking of giving her one of those old-fashioned horns, because although it will look a bit silly, it will at least be functional, and available to her when necessary. And it's not "some electronic thing" she has to "fiddle" with. My question is, where would you get one of those? Preferably not an antique.
posted by Skyanth on Oct 8, 2007 - 16 answers

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