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Re: [at-l] RE: Hearing aid/deaf hikers



--- Beau Bushor <mail2beau@adelphia.net> wrote:

> 
> Btw. Do hearing aids come under the no hi-tech
> equipment on the trails rule?
> The backcountry experience must be ruined when you
> hear that whistling noise
> that hearing aids produce. 

Actually, my hearing aid isn't really a hearing aid.
It's actually a combination radio/cell phone/GPS that
is guaranteed to keep me from getting lost, hurt,
stranded in the woods. It also includes a garage door
opener. Shhhh ... don't tell.

Thanks for the advice!

Nina 




> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-at-l@backcountry.net
> [mailto:owner-at-l@backcountry.net]On
> Behalf Of Nina Baxley
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 5:14 PM
> To: at-l@backcountry.net
> Subject: [at-l] Hearing aid/deaf hikers
> 
> 
> I wear a hearing aid in my "good" ear (my other ear
> is
> hopelessly non-functional), and the hearing aid will
> quit working if it gets wet. Does anyone have any
> suggestions on taking care of it on the trail, other
> than keeping it in a ziplock bag when not in use? It
> cost a lot of money, and I would hate to ruin it on
> my
> first day out. And I've become quite dependent on it
> for communication (and for hearing crickets and
> birds
> and rattlesnakes!), and don't want to consider
> leaving
> it at home.
> 
> Actually, if there are others out there who are deaf
> or going deaf and are planning to thru-hike (or have
> already thru-hiked), I'd like to hear from you.
> Thanks!
> 
> Nina
> 98 more days
> 
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