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Lend me your ears, and I’ll share the tale of mine

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At the risk of navel- (or earhole-) gazing, my inability to find reliable first-person narrative on my specific hearing issues leads me to believe there’s value in sharing the odyssey that recently led me to becoming a “relatively young” person with hearing aids.

No, I’m not “going deaf.” To the contrary, my hearing is mostly normal and has been relatively unchanged over the years. The issue is that there is a very specific frequency group at which everything goes akimbo:

My recent hearing test, which looks like every other hearing test I’ve done.
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Stream o' consciousness for August 5th

in me, Me, ME!
twitter (feed #10)
Less-than-annual confontation w/ neighborhood nemesis #walmart. Damn you and your reasonably-priced solar boat lights! #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
News from socialnets means lost detail. Did Clinton have sec svc? In my version he snuck in w/ Walther PPK wrapped in copy of Penthouse. [#]
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lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 25 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Din w/ April at Lake Ray Hubbard Flying Saucer. Yes, we sailed here. #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Time marches on. Sock puppets get no smarter: http://bit.ly/nPEih [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 14 songs.

Stream o' consciousness for August 4th

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lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 24 songs.
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 9 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Newsflash: People don’t enjoy ads, even online. Film @ 11: http://is.gd/22cFv [#]
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Taking a day off. [#]
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Just got a new #shouldbeabandname from @chrismarquardt: Astronaut-Butt Molds – http://bit.ly/2U08N3 [#]
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Weird Al + JibJab+ White Stripes + CNR = Awesome http://is.gd/22ecP [#]
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generic (feed #7)
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Just because your hamster wheel is made out of platinum and diamonds, doesn’t mean you’re getting off any sooner buah ha (via @gapingvoid) [#]
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Just kicked a bottle of champagne. Feeling very AbFab. [#]

Stream o' consciousness for August 3rd

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twitter (feed #10)
Steve Jobs hates the App Store – http://qtwt.us/nsr (I dismissed beginning as clownery bit by end is spot-on) [#]
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@howardowens The fact that they’re addressing you means you’ve already won. [#]
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Seeing war over web metrics in @howardowens smaller town puts ours in DFW in perspective http://tinyurl.com/l48ehd [#]
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@howardowens I agree was worth responding. But most important point is that they are clearly afraid of you. Win. [#]
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Said before; will again: Someone (FriendFeed?) create a Twit/FB/RSS reader that dedupes links. Bonus points for aggregating who posted. [#]
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RT @worklawyer: Re-watched "Paths of Glory" Reaffirmed including on my Top 5 movies for lawyers to watch, http://bit.ly/13TFXY (Me=awesome!) [#]
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RT @ideacounter: The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. [#]
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Why I’m over Central Market; shopping Whole Foods: http://is.gd/1ZshU [#]
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The New Lexicography (or) Wordination Postenko: http://bit.ly/livL1 [#]
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12seconds – Test http://tiny12.tv/NE848 [#]
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Isn’t Robert Earl Keen like 3 years overdue for a proper new CD? http://is.gd/1ZuVY [#]
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Rest of day swimming w/ pups, drinking LaChouffe & Absinthe & eating dinner of tuna, devilled eggs and bruschetta. April spoils me. #b-day [#]
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I wanted my ship’s log to be all analog so I got a moleskine I rarely use. Here’s the digital answer: http://is.gd/1ZvOc [#]
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RT @gapingvoid: From my latest blog post: "Fail cheap. Fail often. Always make new mistakes." ~Esther Dyson http://bit.ly/Yb6t0 [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 41 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
I’m thinking that no one earned anything from WaPo/Gawker angst. Question is who lost less. #newnewnewmediaeconomics [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Marty Robbins only wrote five songs and remade them with lyrical variations 1,000x. All are worth hearing. #whitesportcoatpinkcrustacean [#]
generic (feed #6)
googlereader (feed #8)
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twitpic (feed #12)
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B-day festivus din http://twitpic.com/ckpn4 [#]
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Ambidextrous Sinners #shouldbeabandname [#]
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Tunajuice Cuttinboard #shouldbeabandname [#]
googlereader (feed #8)
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Starting a new job with @pegasusnews tomorrow; found the job through, who else, @twitter – thanks guys! (via @chrisedgemon) [#]
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A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away. (via @ideacounter)–> for my fellow Leos. #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Google v. Microsoft v. Apple – like a 70’s Japanese Godzilla flick: http://bit.ly/AId75 (via @davidgerzof)–> great analogy [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 13 songs.

Stream o' consciousness for August 2nd

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googlereader (feed #8)
twitter (feed #10)
@markbriggs Tell them no need to worry about KOMO. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
… Sweep the leg. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
… You’re the best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
(punctuation literal) #karatekid #joeesposito [#]
twitter (feed #10)
"Turn on, tune in, and drop out." – Marshall McLuhan (Honest. McLuhan gave it to Leary cuz it didn’t fit his own rap) (via @johnperrybarlow) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, uh… maybe we ought to rethink this naming system. (via @scottkarp) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
For those who love/hate the #madmen iconmaker: A Dyna Moe model of media – http://qtwt.us/goq [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 7 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
If you think your business is people interacting w/ content AND comment on your site, check & tremble: http://www.greactions.com [#]

Stream o' consciousness for August 1st

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twitter (feed #10)
At luncheon with #belo head Robert Decherd as speaker. Tidbits tk if interesting … [#]
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"we have been ridiculed for some of our early investments, but the fact is that we were there" #cuecat [#]
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Minor irony: as this talk goes on, many AH Belo sites are down… [#]
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Decherd: "How do you support great journalism in the face of this kind of revenue decline?" [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Current rev of all AHC papers < DMN alone in 2000. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
4th recession Decherd has seen. Difference = Internet. [#]
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Decherd: "Have to receive a fair value for what we deliver every day." [#]
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Remembering days of customer complaint over Sunday paper being too big for dog to pick up. (ah, memories) [#]
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"our advertisers don’t care what our circulation is in Tulsa or Amarillo" [#]
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Decherd: Attrition rate from higher sub prices is fae less than modeled. [#]
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Decherd: nonprofit model is swell idea. Doesn’t work. (room laughs) [#]
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RD: Nonprofit model is not "commonsensical" b/c no wider print distribution. Foundations/donors will lose interest. [#]
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RD: philanthropy is fickle. Don’t be lulled into notion it is substitute. [#]
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RD: "Briefing has probably annoyed the heck out of a lot of you" Al Dia profitable. Quick "will be there" [#]
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RD: "All about the core" (niche sections didn’t work. It’s metro, sports, etc" [#]
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"Internet cannot save traditional media." Price destruction. [#]
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RD: paid online won’t save the day. Online fees + ads not replace what was lost. Industry missed boat years ago. [#]
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RD: Kindle is horrible financial deal for us. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
NPR.org has by far the best "site not found" page I’ve ever seen. http://is.gd/1WtO3 (via @ckrewson) [#]
twitpic (feed #12)
twitter (feed #10)
Just got my awesome b-day pressie from April: http://twitpic.com/ca5l4 🙂 Wonder what I’ll be having for my after work cocktail tonight? [#]
generic (feed #6)
twitter (feed #10)
So. Disturbing. Sex dolls for dogs: http://is.gd/1WyJp (Hat tip: Chad Jones via Facebook) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Aggregation of my tweets during Belo honcho Robert Decherd’s lunch talk: http://is.gd/1WzYg [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RT @mikebullock: Hey DFW, rain or shine here are the estate and garage sale listings for this weekend. http://tinyurl.com/9fofxy [#]
twitter (feed #10)
April got us a couples massage at The Crescent Spa. I hope my masseuse is ready for a workout. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@old97s The bootleg community can suck eggs. Everybody converts to MP3 if they want to listen to the music. #unnecessarypretention [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Closing out the workweek w/ Waco Brothers version of Baba O’Riley #fb [#]
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@old97s I know all that. Just never understood point of being so pristine with recordings that are generally already substandard. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
At stoplight. Crone in next car yelled at me for "the texting." Replied that she needed to mind her bidness; that she is greater danger… [#]
twitter (feed #10)
…she gasped, called someone to report "assault…well, verbal assault!" People behind honked cos she didn’t notice light change #couldntmakeup [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 20 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Thunderstorm Convertible #shouldbeabandname [#]
twitter (feed #10)
The one thing I absolutely cannot tolerate is hypocrisy … unless it benefits me. Then I blithely ignore it. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Light at the end of the tunnel @ http://tinyurl.com/nykonq (via @seankovacs re: G Voice iPhone app rejection) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Listening to Dwight Yoakam – Please, Please Baby http://qtwt.us/fyq (testing qtweet) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Dear Bob: We Haven’t Met, But Texas Tribune Heart DMN Anyway!! BFF, Okay? « Insomniactive – http://qtwt.us/gyq [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 12 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Interplanetary Biscuit #shouldbeabandname [#]
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Watching Karate Kid recorded of AMC and drinking mimosas… [#]
twitter (feed #10)
…Mom is convincing son that she could never make the $ and bennies in computers that she could make after breaking into foodservice (!) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
… forgot how integral crap soundrtracks were to 80’s films. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
… Was 1984 really a cruel, cruel summer? [#]

Stream o' consciousness for July 31st

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twitter (feed #10)
Prof. Gates Lied? http://bit.ly/9id96
(someday will write long article on my early faux racist debacle) [#]
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@drnicomartini "There’s people out there turning music into gold." [#]
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@drnicomartini Gold, by John Stewart. 70’s greatness featuring Buckingham / Nicks [#]
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@markjosephson Just added a bunch to your Wilco list. Enjoy! [#]
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@prestonjones Um, I think your acct has been compromised: http://is.gd/1UZGv [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 35 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Maybe first sail in almost two weeks tonight. Hook me up Windfinder! http://is.gd/1V1Da [#]
googlereader (feed #8)
twitter (feed #10)
I have zero patience for those who don’t understand even the basics of the interwebs. #survivaloffittest [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@pauldawalibi "Clowns to the left of me; jokers to the right…" [#]
googlereader (feed #8)
twitter (feed #10)
@gapingvoid Dunno idiot’s context but that sounds a bit like Jon Stewart’s I’m not a newsman, I’m a comedian schtick. #notmutuallyexclusive [#]
twitter (feed #10)
After months of driving Volvowagon, Miata feels like finely-tuned fighterjet. #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Bankrupt Cash for Clunkers program had a 30-second spot on every single break local during TV morning news. Coincidence? [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Use of mobile realtime traffic reporting results in worse traffic from too many people trying to optimize: http://is.gd/1Wcv7 [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Upshot of iPhone stupidity w/ GVoice: Just jailbroke for first time since app store opened 7/08. Matters b/c there are 1,000s of me. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@donthorp Used to use, but as dev halted, I’ve found Goog Quick Search Box does everything I used and is simpler. [#]
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@geodelic So iPhone users SOL on Sherpa? [#]
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@spamboy I got GVoice app before ban too. But the paranoia that created pushed me over the jaibreak cliff. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@donthorp If you’re power user you might. If like me you use to open apps, files, and control itunes, allgood. [#]

Stream o' consciousness for July 30th

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twitter (feed #10)
Make that @angelahunt twittering form City Council retreat (had wrong address before) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@dynamoe Does that mean we might see some Mad Men art on TV? (Lovin’ the icons btw http://is.gd/1SUoW) [#]
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@seankovacs So you take a net loss on the return? They hit you for more than your rev share? Amazing [#]
twitter (feed #10)
CNN’s breaking news alert email on Health bill an hour behind my Twitter friends. Why bother? [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@old97s I think did it once at the Gypsy Tea Room. And if I remember right @rhettmiller made remark about too many words but got through it. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@old97s Towards the end, I agree. Circa 1998-1999, was my favorite place to see them. They got greedy and oversold/understaffed later on… [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@old97s Not that I went. By the end I refused to go to GTR shows. Actually I’d say my fave place to see em was Sons. [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 55 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
@JoostTX Funny. I was listening to Pocahantas this am. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RT @pegasusnews: Pegasus News week in view: Around town edition – http://eepurl.com/cJ0w [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@ajkeen The age of nomenclature. Nothing can be unnamed, apparently including the age. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Goog Voice app may become crossroads for iPhone dev: http://is.gd/1UzGc (Me: It’s going to get worse and then APL comes around… I hope.) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Good analysis on who to blame for G Voice iPhone app fiasco, @cgouldin: http://is.gd/1UA6j [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@cgouldin Agreed. Logic defied. [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 5 songs.

Stream o' consciousness for July 29th

in me, Me, ME!
twitter (feed #10)
Forget the 4chan nonsense. AT&T (& Apple) doing much more damage by banning Goog Voice & Qik on iPhone. Might have to jailbreak again. [#]
blog (feed #1)
blog (feed #1)
twitter (feed #10)
Banjo, The Best Dog Ever™: http://is.gd/1RhXI (To be avoided unless you are prepared for maudlin sentimentality and mantears) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
#Twitition Apple to unblock Google Voice App http://twitition.com/xh8jk @kevintraver [#]
twitter (feed #10)
I just learned from Buzz Aldrin that Supertramp is reunited and playing concerts: http://is.gd/1Rs2A #whyilovetwitter @therealBuzz [#]
blog (feed #1)
twitter (feed #10)
Mad Men Yourself is cooler than you know. Why it’s textbook of how brands, mktg and fans should interact: http://is.gd/1Rw9E [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Horizon Realty in Chicago is a sue first, ask questions later kind of landlord: http://is.gd/1RwLw #assclowns [#]
googlereader (feed #8)
generic (feed #6)
googlereader (feed #8)
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lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 27 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
@dgouldin What if you want to hire fir a frontman fir your band or an oriental stealth fighter? [#]
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@dgouldin What if you are hiring a band frontman or stealth fighters? [#]
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rt @stephenfry Even to be presenter on a BBC doc you now have to complete an online "ethical training module" called "Safeguarding Trust" [#]
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Transcript of Obama, Gates, cop happy hour: http://is.gd/1SyBL [#]
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AWESOME parody of AP illustration of paywall DRM plan: http://is.gd/1SHLh #coffeespittake [#]
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@sblaskovich For the record, I only read nonfiction while driving. [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 13 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
@jiconoclast Still doing a post on comments? Get my email? No biggie-was just gonna post on my blog so I don’t forget it if you don’t need [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@jiconoclast Saw that one. Hadn’t seen the followup. I’ll watch your feed! [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RT @Sully007: Part 3 in excellent healthcare series – http://bit.ly/14cvP3 (Me = Can’t wait for finale w/ solution proposals) [#]
googlereader (feed #8)
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