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I use Koss headphones. They are huge, but effective.

Posted By: Nemi Hook on 2005-07-26
In Reply to: noice cancelling ear phones and keyboard - needtoknow


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Koss makes excellent headphones
and some have lifetime warranty - check them out online
I just got a pair of $5 Koss headphones at Walmart
not 100% effective for me and I went

That's one of the most effective things any MT (sm)
can do currently, and individually. Set a higher personal minimum than the shameful "national average", and stick to it. Every drop in the bucket counts. If US MTs (AND editors, by the way!)demand a fair wage, it won't matter how much work they think they can send offshore, if they can't get any quality workers to clean it up for them. Editors, you are totally being GYPPED! You not only have to know MT inside and out, but you have to sit there and stare at someone else's work, while listening to the doctors drone on and on. You're considered the last line of defense before the finished work goes off to the doc for a signature. You should be making MORE every year, not LESS! You, too, are putting yourselves *on sale* if you accept the paltry pay the nationals offer you.
I wondered if it would be effective
To train a voice recognition to your voice, listen to the dictation and just restate it into your VR. Seems if the software learns you well, there'd be very little keyboarding needed. No more carpal tunnel, and typing speed would be irrelevant.

Anyone use this method?
Wouldn't it be more effective....
if you did not mention the MT business.  I think the larger scale of things is more effective - 30 MILLION jobs, AT LEAST, and counting.  As I mentioned, that is the equivalent of the total population in 3 U.S. states!!  Talk about this hurting Uncle Sam's income.  I did not want to sound like a small group of typists who make no difference in the grand scheme of things.  Share your letter with us, will you?
Me too.. Koss DC/10! nm
I use Koss behind the ear
Love them!  The sound is great and they don't hurt at all!  And reasonably priced!
Anything by Koss.
Most Sonys are excellent too. Also the Sennheiser PX100 is great, comparable somewhat to the Koss Portapro, though the cheaper Koss ones sound great too.

I've heard the Panasonics are cheap and amazing for the price, but haven't tried any of them yet.
I bought a really nice pair of Koss earbuds at Wal-Mart.  I have problems with a lot of headphones hurting my ears too.  These ones have those little black things that go in your ears.  It comes with three different sized rubber things so you can use the ones that fit your ears.  They are really great for blocking out noises too.
Oops! .. Fever few probably not effective for
headaches related to tension/muscle strain.
As we all know, the only effective way to lose weight
is diet and exercise. I have tried MediFast, SlimFast, phentermine, all of them. In the end, the only that really worked and help maintain my figure is eating right and exercise, exercise and more exercise.

I always wanted the fast road to a "skinny" body, but guess way, the weight crept back on faster than I lost it. So, I decided to just eat right, limit fatty foods and carbs, and exercise. I joined a gym and go 3x a week. It really does stimulate you.

Good luck to you, but really none of those plans work unless you change your lifestyle.

I can't help with cost effective comparisons, but
C phone is basically a glorified telephone. It sends additional signals besides just your normal phone beeps. For example if the dictation system has a certain tone it requires for "next job" you can program your c-phone to match that, so that when you press the button, it gives you the next report. Your programming information you find with your phone, the system information you get from your work or client.

There are several brands of C-phones out there of varying affordability.

Hope that helps and apologies in advance if it's not what you're looking for. Good luck!
cost effective approach???

Okay, I am ready to start out with my own "company". I don't want the inconvenience of tapes yet the equipment to setup my own dial-up service is prohibitively expensive.  Does anyone provide cost effective services where I can offer a 800 dial up service?  OR, any rental options? Is anyone using this kind of service?  What does it cost? Thanks. 

I don't know what the Koss Plug is, but for myself I just
The kind with the small, hard ends that fit into your ear, not the big, round, padded ends with the foam on them. They're under $20. They don't hurt at all, and I find the sound quality to be fine--but I've not had a lot of experience with other, higher quality earplugs.
Koss DC-10 Headset
Do any of you use the Koss DC-10 headset?  How is it?  I need to replace my headset and I want to invest in a good new one.  Can you tell me . . . are the ear inserts foam or a plastic-type material?  It is difficult to tell by the picture on the web-site I have looked at.   I perfer the plastic insert to foam.  :-) I think they last much longer and seem to block out the outside noise.  Your opinions please! Thanks!!!!!!!!!
Just bought some Koss
"SPORTCLIP" stereophones and love them. Got them at Radio Shack for about $25. Each side hooks directly over the ear, no headband on top or behind the head, and you can hardly even tell you have them on as they are very lightweight. They do block outside noise quite well--I have been startled by family members who walked up behind me and then tapped me on the shoulder. They also have a volume control right on the cord, an absolute necessity for me. They have a standard plug but I have a USB adapter and have them plugged into the front of my computer. The cord isn't real long, only 4 feet, which I am still getting used to, but otherwise I love everything about them.
anyone using koss QZ99
headphones? is the headband comfortable? do you like them?
quality apparently isn't cost-effective,
so it's time for us all to be very afraid - not only for our jobs, but for the accuracy of our personal medical records and those of the people we love.

I thought I had a career for life, but I was so wrong.

Including refusing to work effective now? nm
Koss earphones....$5.00 at Wal-Mart
My all time favorite Koss DC/10 under $20 nm
I like an expensive Koss brand I get at
Wal-Mart.  They fit around the back of your head, have a big "muff" (don't know what you call them) and don't squeeze so tight you sweat.  I think they are are $9.99.   They only last me about a year though as one of the wires seems to break and you don't get sound in both ears.  I've had several pair of them and really like them other than having to replacement them every year or so.
Thank you for the Koss headphone recommendation sm
I had to get another pair because think my $45 pair is dying and I can't afford another pair...and 2 new keyboards, a new mouse, a space heater, a special MT pedal and some software this month.

I was at Wally's and they had one type of Koss headphones only costing $5 and I bought them. I really like them and they are quiet. They even came with an extra pair of padded foam thingys for the ear part.

So, to all who said try them, I have and many thanks.
I needed way too much SJW to take the edge off. Wasn't cost effective for me. nm
Check out same thing made by Koss. It is $19.95
Koss DC-10 and radio shack booster
http://www.officedirectinc.com/DCHS.htm for headset

Radio Shack does not appear to carry theirs anymore. This one on ebay might work similarly.

Thank you for this info!! Texas has passed law to be effective sept. 1, 2006!!!! nm
USATasp is an easy to use, EXTREMELY cost effective solution.

Contact sales@usatasp.com for a free demo!

Your insurance benefits will be effective through the period of time you have paid them which...sm

could be the end of the week or the end of the month or the day that the company calls the insurance company to cancel them. You cannot depend on thinking if you quit in the middle of the month you will be covered through the end of the month. You have to find out exactly from your company. Also for COBRA benefits you are eligible for up to 18 months or perhaps longer in special circumstances but yes you have to pay the premium all by yourself, the company doesn't chip in at all. The plus side is you are still in a group plan. You cannot get individual insurance unless you have NOTHING at all wrong with you, no high blood pressure, no depression, nothing. It is very important to not have a lapse in coverage greater than 60 days. If you do, you will lose coverage for any preexisting conditions when you go to your next GROUP insurance (this is the other part of HIPAA - portability). If for example you are covered for high blood pressure and you don't choose COBRA and your insurance lapses for more than 60 days, when you get on the next group plan, they will not cover your high blood pressure M.D. visits or medications for up to 1 year.

You can get relatively cheep individual coverage if you choose a high deductible, to carry you through. That is, if you can get it. Good luck.

I use a cheap Koss headphone. They go behind your head and the ear pieces are
big, but don't cover the entire ear.  They are stereo with a volume control in-line.  They cost $20 or less at Wal-Mart and I have to replace about once a year because a wire breaks and I don't get stereo.  Any of bud ones hurt my ears. 
Most recent Consumer Reports magazine did an article about this. Most effective was hormone replac
I wear cheapie ear buds from Target, any brand, usually Koss. Comfy, light, good sound, cheap. nm
Ginger ale. Ginger. It's proven effective for upset stomach.
You can buy a tummy tea or ginger/peppermint tea at the organic store. You can use powdered ginger if you have some in your cupboard. I just sprinkle a tiny bit on my finger and put it on my tongue. Even Mythbusters proved ginger was effective against motion sickness.

YUP, huge fan!!!!
OMG, thanks!! That would be a huge (sm)
mistake personally for me, as I do not know how I would make out with the kids, and then to go through all that, train, and not have it work. Will look elsewhere. Thanks for the input!!
Huge, I think it's small on my end (NM)
:::huge applause for you::: nm
DH is a HUGE fan! I watch only for him.
the SEP IRA is a huge deduction...
but I can't say that I've seen people frequently posting they take $10K in deductions. That also means they spent $10K. You may be imagining that. Maybe do an archive search and then try to repost and contact them?  As has been frequently said on this post, the only difference between IC and SE is an IC pays another 7.5% self employment tax but then takes deductions. Don't see how that adds up to 10 grand.
I smell a huge rat
Is your husband up to no-good with this loser? First of all any "my baby's daddy" situation has scumbag written all over it. Second of all, if your husband doesn't mind being used by this lazy bum for a free place to live, he has to be getting something out of the bargain. I'd be doing some serious checking around if I were you.

Meanwhile, you're right to keep this piece of crap away from your kids. If your husband likes him so much let him live with this waste of oxygen alone.

Good luck.
So what if it's with huge templates....
600 lines an hour is 600 lines an hour whether it's straight typing or using templates. I WISH I had huge templates.
Anyone here Bayscribe? Have a huge ?

  for you.  When you hit SUBMIT and go into the spell check, and say there's a spelling error it picks up (for example, it's a medicine that I need to look up and verify), is there ANY WAY I can do this without having to completely close down the spell check, go to another window, look up the word, and then re-hit SUBMIT and spell check again?

I've still new to Bayscribe, but so far this has been a huge time eater-upper.  For some reason it won't let me do anything but close up the spell checker, look up the word, and then re-spell check (and of course it doesn't remember any of the fixes I've already made so I need to go back through them again). 


Ideas??????????? THANK YOU!!  

Well there is already a huge thread...
Why keep it going and going?  If you all are just now realizing that AHDI is against the MT, then have you had your head in the sand the past few years or what?  Get a grip!  Life is what you make it!  This OP obviously wants to keep bringing it up and bringing it up blocking the entire board with this crap.
I got rid of my HUGE desk...sm
i use a 20 inch widescreen laptop and i just ordered a very small rolling desk.  i use wireless keyboard, mouse, and headphones. that way, I can roll my office outdoors when the weather is nice or in my bedroom or any place I will be comfortable as I suffer from chronic back problems.
You can't. It's a huge ripoff.
It sucks plain and simple.  If you're not terribly interested in making enough money to pay the bills it might be okay for you.  Not for me.
We have a huge 4 day celebration in our little town

There is something going on from tonight right through until the fireworks on the 4th.  There is a street dance, a bean hole bean supper, a lobster bake and just tons of stuff going on.

Our town is only population 7500, but the celebration has grown to over 30,000 attendees for the 2 hour parade, followed by fun, games, entertainment and music in the park and then fireworks that start at 9:00 and last for hours. It's great fun!

I'm lucky too.  I live just a mile from the festivities, so I'm home for a long time while people are still waiting in traffic. The traffic goes smoothly though.  The events have always been very well organized with our school bus drivers giving free shuttle bus rides.

Happy 4th everyone!

I have never been SO embarassed, but I called, and its A HUGE NO!! Oh well!
Thanks! My friend's kid is a huge fan & will love this :)
NO. We have committed to huge OT today
and all weekend.
Whatever, but it would be a huge meal and take me months to eat it. nm