I wonder how do you listen to podcasts, and do you feel comfortable listening to a podcast while doing other things (e.g. cooking)?
I have a profound hearing impairment on both of my ears (avg. 100db) since i was 2. I have never had the experience enjoying podcasts, and recently I found there are some podcasts seem very interesting that I would love to give them a try. However, the experience was a bit of hassle for me.
The situation happening to me is: I always have to be quite concentrated while listening to these all these speech things. As a result, I am not able to work or do some thing else like what hearing normal people do while listening to podcasts. So, it just becomes some sort of waste of time, which consumes lots of my energy as well.
I have tried some gateway streamers such as Phonak Compilot (I wear Phonak Naida Q), and other telecoil hearing induction loops. But they didn’t actually help – it’s even not really a matter regarding to the quality of sound as I am not good at listening to someone talking in front of me without reading their lips.
I would love to know how you do listen to podcasts. Any sharing would be greatly appreciated. I am very curious on how people deal with this scenario.