Nothing like breaking news (the Virginia Tech shootings) to force you to try to use your hearing to understand what’s going on.
Live online broadcasts that aren’t captioned (since I’m stuck in the ESP lab working on photo stuff, and everybody’s talking about it over here) plus I’m getting bombarded by IMs from my friends about what’s going on.
Brian Williams (of NBC News) has an excellent voice for listening…I can understand about 60% (conservative guess) of what is being said, without any lipreading.
However, it would be nice if there was still closed captioning.
One of the worst things about being deaf is that if there’s something going on, you’re usually one of the last people to know about it. 9/11 was a perfect example of mass chaos and no information of what was happening, other than the pictures.
My thoughts are with the people who have been most affected by this tragedy. It’s sickening to just hear about it.