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This DeafBlog focuses on cochlear and baha implants and the impact they have in helping both young and old to hear. We also cover topics that we hope will be of interest to all deaf people and the community as a whole.
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Hearalways.cochlear.com a new blog for the hearing loss community. by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Whether you are a parent navigating your child's hearing loss or are considering a hearing solution for yourself, this blog is a place for you to find support, in ... Read on »
£50,000 competition launched to find disabled entrepreneur by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness From today, the search for disabled entrepreneur of the year begins - with a first prize of £50,000 offered. This major award, run by Leonard Cheshire ... Read on »
'Hear to Meet' people with hearing loss by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Residents in and around Peterborough are invited to pop along to a new befriending club launched by RNID to help reduce isolation for people who have hearing l ... Read on »
15 year-old boy to meet MPs after winning prestigious deaf competition by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A deaf teenager from Derbyshire is to give a presentation to MPs after he wrote a piece on how more could be done to help deaf and hard of hearing people. Jordan McGrath' ... Read on »
19-year old Marume scoops Miss Deaf 2009 by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Zimbabwe has held its first ever Miss Deaf Zimbabwe Pageant, with 15 ladies taking part. The event, taking place for the first time in the country was held in preparation ... Read on »
7 million people in the UK are affected by ringing in ears by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Imagine wearing a pair of headphones that are playing the sound of a whistling kettle. Imagine wearing those headphones all day, and all night, seven days a we ... Read on »
99 year-old patient is implanted with cochlear implant by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hedwig Christoph, aged 99, won't miss a single sound this Christmas. Following her surgery last week, she will be able to hear better than she has for many years ... Read on »
A Christmas present that changed a deaf man’s life by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last Christmas the life of Ken James from Brighton was transformed when he received a very special Christmas gift; hearing dog Zoe, a two year old flat coat re ... Read on »
A picture of Helen Keller by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Photographs of Helen Keller, the world-renowned advocate for the deaf and the blind who was both deaf and blind herself, are not hard to come by. She died just 41 years a ... Read on »
A unique story for a unique situation by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dougie Clifford's bilateral Baha story Deafness in childhood is always tough, however, Dougie Clifford seemed to have a tougher time than most. Aged just thr ... Read on »
Activities for Parents and their Deaf Children by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Tina Turbin, multi-award-winning children’s author Since the release of my illustrated kids book, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, as a DVD and iPad ap ... Read on »
Adults deaf since birth see better than hearing people by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Adults born deaf react more quickly to objects at the edge of their visual field than hearing people, according to ground-breaking new RNID-funded research. For t ... Read on »
After 27 years of silence, Semhar can finally hear her own voice by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Semhar Beyene’s ­childhood dream was to become a performer, and with her dancer’s physique, love of music and model features, she had all the attributes to make i ... Read on »
After Cochlear Implant, music therapy may help speech by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Music therapy can aid speech development in hearing-impaired toddlers after they receive cochlear implants, researchers have found. Cochlear implants ... Read on »
Airports must listen to disabled travellers by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Leonard Cheshire Disability says many airports do not meet the needs of disabled passengers one year on, despite EU law. Since the release of the Leonard Cheshire Disabil ... Read on »
Alan Knight campaigns to change attitudes to deafness by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Pompey football legend Alan Knight spent years struggling to hear conversations. But now hearing aids have transformed his life and he is campaigning to change attitudes ... Read on »
Alison's bionic snowman by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Alison Patuck, who told her cochlear implant story to the DeafBlog last year, missed out on sledging during the recent snowfall... She was too busy building a bionic snow ... Read on »
All about Baha - your questions answered by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We hear sound naturally in two ways: air conduction and bone conduction. Air conduction hearing devices use amplified air to send sound waves from the outer ear, via the ... Read on »
All About Different Types of Hearing Loss by DeafBlog Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Toby Hargreaves, Head of communications, Health and Care Hearing impairment or deafness is when your hearing is affected by a disease, disorder, or inj ... Read on »
All about Tinnitus by Dr. Cassandra Fynes by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Tinnitus is the medical term for phantom sounds in the ear or ears. That is, the patient perceives sounds when there is no external source. If you’ve ever lain awake in a ... Read on »