- What a beautiful name! It makes me think of the
wonderful scent of rosermary and my parent's countryside in
Portugal (Hope you will forgive me for this, but I'm an
aromatherapist and country side lover!).<br><br>Thanks for
joining the club and for introducing yourself. How do you
communicate with your husband mostly? Do you sign? Do you
both lipread?<br>Do your children sign?<br><br>What is
the cause of your deafness? How does being hard of
hearing affect you?<br><br>Looking forward to hearing
from you, <br><br>Really glad you joined HoH UK!
- Hi Saff,
yes it was only near the end of Martyn's message that I realised it
was meant for you lol!
After I read about a deaf cellist on Hear It website I realised that
ther was no reason why I shouldn't continue playing for as long as
possible,but with a bit of help maybe as time goes by :~)I have
found my playing has slipped a bit this year as I've had to put
orchestra and my lessons on hold while I sort out my health.I
haven't noticed any problems with distortion while I'm playing and I
find it funny that I can actually hear music ten times more clearly
than I can speech.I did have a discussion with my audiologist about
the higher frequencies which I need for higher notes(but thankfully
most of the cello notes are below middle C) and she said that I
won't get an aid that will go that high so I guess I'll have to
learn to feel them,if I'm not already doing that without knowing it.
I understand that it is easier for deaf people to play wind
instruments as the sound is transmited throught the skull via the
teeth.I am sure Martyn can elaborate on this.
Hope you continue to play your guitar Saff,
--- In hardofhearinguk@..., "Saffron" <bel@p...> wrote:
> LOL, I'm sure Martyn was pleased to hear about how you feel with
> music and I'm sure his message was meant to both of us, really.
> nice to hear that you are not giving up cello, Elaine. I must say,
> cello is one instrument that I hear better than others, must be
> frequencies. I've not played guitar for ages, though some days,
> my hearing is less distorted, I can still enjoy the sound of it
> a lot.
> Martyn, welcome to group and thanks for posting! Are you
> deaf? It would be great if you told us a bit more about you as a
> musician, that's really interesting!
> Looking forward to hearing from you soon again,
> --- In hardofhearinguk@..., "elaine"
> > oops just replied to you Martyn!
> > Elaine
> > --- In hardofhearinguk@..., "Martyn Booth"
> > <ducati52@f...> wrote:
> > > I mean message to Saffron ooooop my mistake
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > Martyn
> > >
> > > --- In hardofhearinguk@..., imantunes wrote:
> > > > Hi Elaine, <br><br>No, I don't know the deaf
> > > > cellist. I heard of her on a TV programme about brain and
> > > > music. She had learnt cello while she was hearing and
> > > > then lost her hearing suddenly from a disease (I
> > > > think) and couldn't hear anything at all. She managed to
> > > > continue playing by memory and by looking at others for
> > > > good timing. She still enjoyed it, which is quite
> > > > amazing!<br><br>I do know of someone who gave up playing
> > > > because his hearing got a lot worse. I can't really play,
> > > > but I do like trying a few chords on the guitar, and
> > > > I must say, I don't enjoy it as much as I used to,
> > > > because I can't hear myself play well enough and the
> > > > quality of sound isn't the same anymore...<br><br>Saffron