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Any advice for deaf/ hard of hearing would be runners?


Can anyone help me out with a way to help someone hard of hearing who would like to listen to Laura but has difficulty with an i-pod?

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Run with a buddy?

Not much help probably!

DeliaItalyGraduate in reply to Deryn61

Well, he would need a personal trainer!

I'm using my android phone to listen to Laura and record my run (using Runkeeper). I've also used "Impetus interval timer" plus my own playlist. The reason I'm mentioning it is that if the persons hearing difficulty makes Laura indistinct then "annoying piercing beep" of the interval timer might get past their hearing difficulty.

DeliaItalyGraduate in reply to KANdoit

thanks, KANdoit, thing is he needs to listen to laura...

sfb350Graduate in reply to DeliaItaly

I can't help with listening to Laura but I've just downloaded the 10k plan from the DoubleRun App and noticed that it has an option to "Vibrate" when each interval change is due - they also do a C25K app. I don't know if that is any help in itself but may be useful alongside other solutions ?

DeliaItalyGraduate in reply to sfb350

Thank you sfb will look into this, xox


Direct input leads?

My son is deaf (severely at low tones and so profound at high tones that I could hear the sounds outside the soundproof booth and he couldn't inside!), he quite happily listens to the radio on his phone, first with direct input leads and now with massive headphones which sit over his HAs as well as his ears. Though how much of the actual words he can hear I don't know.

You could contact Connevans, they do all things Deaf. They have been very helpful in the past (and it doesn't hurt that they're only down the road from us).

Direct input leads are here, He'll need to know what his hearing aids are, make and model.

DeliaItalyGraduate in reply to Beads

Thank you beads, that sounds like just what we nead. It's for my husband who is getting deafer and deafer... he has a hearing aid, but has never tried anthing elaborate. I'll look up this site. Cheers, Delia

I am deaf and manage to run and listen to Laura on the ipod. I obtained a set of headphones from Sports Direct (the ones that come with ipods are useless), and as they nestle in my ears and don't jump out I can hear ok with the volumn flat out.

Hope that helps :-)

Colette x

DeliaItalyGraduate in reply to Pearsey

Thank you! I'll get hubby to try that!

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