Deaf Diaries

Things my deaf ear hears.

October 19, 2014 11:41 pm

"talk about" rather than "ask me"

  • 1: Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
  • 2: Talk about your first kiss.
  • 3: Talk about the person you've had the most intense romantic feelings for.
  • 4: Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
  • 5: Talk about the best birthday you've had.
  • 6: Talk about the worst birthday you've had.
  • 7: Talk about your biggest insecurity.
  • 8: Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
  • 9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
  • 10: Talk about the biggest fight you've ever had.
  • 11: Talk about the best dream you've ever had.
  • 12: Talk about the worst dream you've ever had.
  • 13: Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
  • 14: Talk about a vacation.
  • 15: Talk about the time you were most content in life.
  • 16: Talk about the best party you've ever been to.
  • 17: Talk about someone you want to be friends with.
  • 18: Talk about something that happened in elementary school.
  • 19: Talk about something that happened in middle school.
  • 20: Talk about something that happened in high school.
  • 21: Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.
  • 22: Talk about your worst fear.
  • 23: Talk about a time someone turned you down.
  • 24: Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.
  • 25: Talk about an ex-best friend.
  • 26: Talk about things you do when you're sick.
  • 27: Talk about your favorite part of someone else's body.
  • 28: Talk about your fetishes.
  • 29: Talk about what turns you on.
  • 30: Talk about what turns you off.
  • 31: Talk about what you think death is like.
  • 32: Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.
  • 33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
  • 34: Talk about the worst physical pain you've endured.
  • 35: Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
  • 36: Talk about your guilty pleasures.
  • 37: Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.
  • 38: Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
  • 39: Talk about things you wish you'd known earlier.
  • 40: Talk about the end of something in your life.
11:18 pm

do this & i'll hug u

  • 1: What would you name your future daughter?
  • 2: Do you miss anyone?
  • 3: What if I told you that you were pretty?
  • 4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
  • 5: What are you looking forward to in the next week?
  • 6: Did you go out or stay in last night?
  • 7: How late did you stay up last night?
  • 8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
  • 9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
  • 10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
  • 11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
  • 12: Have you pretended to like someone?
  • 13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
  • 14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
  • 15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?
  • 16: Think back five months ago, were you single?
  • 17: Have you ever cried from being so mad?
  • 18: Hold hands with anyone this week?
  • 19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
  • 20: Who did you last see in person?
  • 21: What is the last thing you said out loud?
  • 22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
  • 23: Have you ever been to Paris?
  • 24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?
  • 25: Do you use chap stick?
  • 26: Who did you last share a bed with?
  • 27: Are you listening to music right now?
  • 28: What is something you currently want right now?
  • 29: Were your last three kisses from the same person?
  • 30: How is your heart lately?
  • 31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
  • 32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
  • 33: What do people call you?
  • 34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
  • 35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?
  • 36: What are you listening to right now?
  • 37: What is wrong with you right now?
  • 38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
  • 39: Do you make wishes at 11:11?
  • 40: What is on your wrists right now?
  • 41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?
  • 42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?
  • 43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
  • 44: Have you hugged someone within the last week?
  • 45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
  • 46: What were you doing at midnight last night?
  • 47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
  • 48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
  • 49: Have you ever been to New York?
  • 50: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
10:43 pm

MAKE ME ADMIT STUFF

  • 1. Would you have sex with the last person you text messaged?
  • 2. You talked to an ex today, correct?
  • 3. Have you taken someones virginity?
  • 4. Is trust a big issue for you?
  • 5. Did you hang out with the person you like recently?
  • 6. What are you excited for?
  • 7. What happened tonight?
  • 8. Do you think it’s disgusting when girls get really wasted?
  • 9. Is confidence cute?
  • 10. What is the last beverage you had?
  • 11. How many people of the opposite sex do you fully trust?
  • 12. Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?
  • 13. What are you gonna do Saturday night?
  • 14. What are you going to spend money on next?
  • 15. Are you going out with the last person you kissed?
  • 16. Do you think you’ll change in the next 3 months?
  • 17. Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
  • 18. The last time you felt broken?
  • 19. Have you had sex today?
  • 20. Are you starting to realize anything?
  • 21. Are you in a good mood?
  • 22. Would you ever want to swim with sharks?
  • 23. Are your eyes the same color as your dad’s?
  • 24. What do you want right this second?
  • 25. What would you say if the person you love/like kissed another girl/boy?
  • 26. Is your current hair color your natural hair color?
  • 27. Would you be able to date someone who doesn’t make you laugh?
  • 28. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
  • 29. Do you really, truly miss someone right now?
  • 30. Does everyone deserve a second chance?
  • 31. Honestly, do you hate the last boy you were talking to?
  • 32. Does the person you have feelings for right now, know you do?
  • 33. Are you one of those people who never drinks soda?
  • 34. Listening to?
  • 35. Do you ever write in pencil anymore?
  • 36. Do you know where the last person you kissed is?
  • 37. Do you believe in love at first sight?
  • 38. Who did you last call?
  • 39. Who was the last person you danced with?
  • 40. Why did you kiss the last person you kissed?
  • 41. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?
  • 42. Did you hug/kiss one of your parents today?
  • 43. Ever embarrass yourself in front of a crush?
  • 44. Do you tan in the nude?
  • 45. If you could, would you take back your last kiss?
  • 46. Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night?
  • 47. Who was the last person to call you?
  • 48. Do you sing in the shower?
  • 49. Do you dance in the car?
  • 50. Ever used a bow and arrow?
  • 51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
  • 52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
  • 53. Is Christmas stressful?
  • 54. Ever eat a pierogi?
  • 55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
  • 56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
  • 57. Do you believe in ghosts?
  • 58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
  • 59. Take a vitamin daily?
  • 60. Wear slippers?
  • 61. Wear a bath robe?
  • 62. What do you wear to bed?
  • 63. First concert?
  • 64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
  • 65. Nike or Adidas?
  • 66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
  • 67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
  • 68. Favorite Taylor Swift song?
  • 69. Ever take dance lessons?
  • 70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
  • 71. Can you curl your tongue?
  • 72. Ever won a spelling bee?
  • 73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
  • 74. What is your favorite book?
  • 75. Do you study better with or without music?
  • 76. Regularly burn incense?
  • 77. Ever been in love?
  • 78. Who would you like to see in concert?
  • 79. What was the last concert you saw?
  • 80. Hot tea or cold tea?
  • 81. Tea or coffee?
  • 82. Favorite type of cookie?
  • 83. Can you swim well?
  • 84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
  • 85. Are you patient?
  • 86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
  • 87. Ever won a contest?
  • 88. Ever have plastic surgery?
  • 89. Which are better black or green olives?
  • 90. Opinions on sex before marriage?
  • 91. Best room for a fireplace?
  • 92. Do you want to get married?
3:43 pm

lyricallucas:

I will write about the following, leave one in my ask box.

Dear person I hate,
Dear person I like,
Dear ex boyfriend,
Dear ex girlfriend,
Dear ex bestfriend,
Dear bestfriend,
Dear *anyone*,
Dear Santa,
Dear mom,
Dear dad,
Dear future me,
Dear past me,
Dear person I’m jealous of,
Dear person I had a crush on,
Dear girlfriend,
Dear boyfriend,
Dear [insert URL here],

Dude this sounds fun

(Source: wishtoconfess, via chocolatemarsmallow)

October 13, 2014 11:45 pm
blolgger:

runamochi:

Cherry Blossom BMO
桜ビーモを描いてみました。


deafdiaries supa cute 😊

blolgger:

runamochi:

Cherry Blossom BMO

桜ビーモを描いてみました。

deafdiaries supa cute 😊
October 12, 2014 12:34 am

Lessons in Deaf: Number 18 

One person’s views and experiences regarding their hearing loss or deafness are not the same as someone else’s. Don’t assume that all people in the Deaf/HoH community have the same opinions.

October 10, 2014 9:22 pm October 6, 2014 11:03 am

deafdiaries:

Researchers create software for Google Glass that provided captions for hard-of-hearing users

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smartphone. The speech is converted to text, sent to Glass and displayed on its heads-up display.

A group in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing created the Glassware when one of its own said he was having trouble hearing and thought Glass could help him.

“This system allows wearers like me to focus on the speaker’s lips and facial gestures, “said School of Interactive Computing Professor Jim Foley. “If hard-of-hearing people understand the speech, the conversation can continue immediately without waiting for the caption. However, if I miss a word, I can glance at the transcription, get the word or two I need and get back into the conversation.”

Foley’s colleague, Professor Thad Starner, leads the Contextual Computing Group working on the project. He says using a smartphone with Glass has several benefits as compared to using Glass by itself.

“Glass has its own microphone, but it’s designed for the wearer,” said Starner, who is also a technical lead for Glass. “The mobile phone puts a microphone directly next to the speaker’s mouth, reducing background noise and helping to eliminate errors.”

Starner says the phone-to-Glass system is helpful because speakers are more likely to construct their sentences more clearly, avoiding “uhs” and “ums.” However, if captioning errors are sent to Glass, the smartphone software also allows the speaker to edit the mistakes, sending the changes to the person wearing the device.

"The smartphone uses the Android transcription API to convert the audio to text," said Jay Zuerndorfer, the Georgia Tech Computer Science graduate student who developed the software. "The text is then streamed to Glass in real time."

Captioning on Glass is currently available to install from MyGlass. More information and support can be found at the project website here.

Foley and the students are working with the Association of Late Deafened Adults in Atlanta to improve the program.

The same group is also working on a second project, Translation on Glass, that uses the same smartphone-Glass Bluetooth connection process to capture sentences spoken into the smartphone, translate them to another language and send them to Glass. The only difference is that the person wearing Glass, after reading the translation, can reply. The response is translated back to the original language on the smartphone. Two-way translations are currently available for English, Spanish, French, Russian, Korean and Japanese.

"For both uses, the person wearing Glass has to hand their smartphone to someone else to begin a conversation,” said Starner. “It’s not ideal for strangers, but we designed the program to be used among friends, trusted acquaintances or while making purchases.”

The group is working to get Translation on Glass ready for the public.

Source [x

(via deafdiaries)

October 4, 2014 5:03 pm

deafdiaries:

Researchers create software for Google Glass that provided captions for hard-of-hearing users

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smartphone. The speech is converted to text, sent to Glass and displayed on its heads-up display.

A group in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing created the Glassware when one of its own said he was having trouble hearing and thought Glass could help him.

“This system allows wearers like me to focus on the speaker’s lips and facial gestures, “said School of Interactive Computing Professor Jim Foley. “If hard-of-hearing people understand the speech, the conversation can continue immediately without waiting for the caption. However, if I miss a word, I can glance at the transcription, get the word or two I need and get back into the conversation.”

Foley’s colleague, Professor Thad Starner, leads the Contextual Computing Group working on the project. He says using a smartphone with Glass has several benefits as compared to using Glass by itself.

“Glass has its own microphone, but it’s designed for the wearer,” said Starner, who is also a technical lead for Glass. “The mobile phone puts a microphone directly next to the speaker’s mouth, reducing background noise and helping to eliminate errors.”

Starner says the phone-to-Glass system is helpful because speakers are more likely to construct their sentences more clearly, avoiding “uhs” and “ums.” However, if captioning errors are sent to Glass, the smartphone software also allows the speaker to edit the mistakes, sending the changes to the person wearing the device.

"The smartphone uses the Android transcription API to convert the audio to text," said Jay Zuerndorfer, the Georgia Tech Computer Science graduate student who developed the software. "The text is then streamed to Glass in real time."

Captioning on Glass is currently available to install from MyGlass. More information and support can be found at the project website here.

Foley and the students are working with the Association of Late Deafened Adults in Atlanta to improve the program.

The same group is also working on a second project, Translation on Glass, that uses the same smartphone-Glass Bluetooth connection process to capture sentences spoken into the smartphone, translate them to another language and send them to Glass. The only difference is that the person wearing Glass, after reading the translation, can reply. The response is translated back to the original language on the smartphone. Two-way translations are currently available for English, Spanish, French, Russian, Korean and Japanese.

"For both uses, the person wearing Glass has to hand their smartphone to someone else to begin a conversation,” said Starner. “It’s not ideal for strangers, but we designed the program to be used among friends, trusted acquaintances or while making purchases.”

The group is working to get Translation on Glass ready for the public.

Source [x

2:07 pm

askerquestioner

Anonymous: do you get the ringing in your ears ? I do and that shit is the fucking worst Anywho love your blog its perfect :)♥

slecnaztemnot:

deafdiaries:

slecnaztemnot:

thehoh-society:

Occasionally.  It’s very annoying, especially when it happens while I’m at work.  I usually take it as a sign of tiredness and stress and so my ears just give up and are like, “We out, bruh.” 

And thank you.  :)  Hope you’re having a decent day!

That’s tinnitus, annyoing as shit and many deaf/hoh people have it. :/ (You don’t even have to be deaf/hoh to get tinnitus, sadly…)

My ears ring constantly, the noise never stops. I just learned to tune it out, what else you can do…

Fun fact: I take a diuretic for my tinnitus, which works pretty well for me to decrease the ringing.

Well, sometimes medication works, but in many cases, it doesn’t. I took meds for about a year or two and they didn’t help at all, so I stopped.

Aw, that’s too bad, I wish it had worked for you :(