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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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Andrew Thomson meets the Prime Minister by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Andrew Thomson, Winner of the Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur and Director of Sign Now met Gordon Brown and Business Secretary Peter Mandleson at a Building Britain’s Future e ... Read on »
Ann Widdecombe supports hearing checks by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Former politician and Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe has launched a campaign from the charity Action on Hearing Loss, supported by BT, to encoura ... Read on »
Apps to help the hard of hearing by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Written by Rhian Gillam, Moneysupermarket.com. There has been a lot of advancement in technology within the last few years and the release of smart phones ha ... Read on »
At last, there's an end to the torment of Ménière's by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Taken from Mail Online A constant ringing in her ears was the first sign that something was wrong. A few weeks later Benie Jewels also started experiencing dizzy spells. ... Read on »
Award for deaf Everton FC footballer by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A deaf girl who plays for Everton FC has received a top award at a Deaf Friendly Football Conference in Anfield. Danielle Evans, 16, won the Young Person of the Pro ... Read on »
Award winning children's book transformed into iPad app for deaf children by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has been transformed into the first-ever iPad app for deaf children. The highly anticipated app has been released following its ... Read on »
Baby becomes youngest cochlear implant recipient in Ireland by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A baby who contracted a potentially deadly strain of meningitis has become the youngest person in Ireland to be fitted with cochlear implants. The Irish S ... Read on »
Baby is 1,000th cochlear implant patient by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme is celebrating its 1,000th patient - an eight-month-old baby. Nottingham University Hospitals Trust runs the programme at the Qu ... Read on »
Baha opens new world for Alex by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Alex Patel has been given a new world of opportunity thanks to a new Baha. The two-year-old, who has Down's syndrome, can hear for the first time after being fitted with ... Read on »
BBC casts deaf actress in lead role by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A deaf actress has been handed the lead role in a primetime BBC thriller. Genevieve Barr will play deaf teenager Amelia Edwards in a new BBC1 four part series called The ... Read on »
BBC searches for CI recipient to play lead role in new drama by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The BBC is looking to cast an aspiring deaf (or hearing impaired) actress in the lead female role of new drama, The Silence. The girl should be aged around 16 to 19 a ... Read on »
BBC TV presenter announced as competition judge by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The 'Hear Suffolk' competition was launched last week in the East Anglian Daily Times and has today revealed its full judging panel line-up. The competition, created b ... Read on »
Better communication for deaf people at London hospitals by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness People who are hearing impaired will now find communicating with staff at Epsom, Sutton and St Helier hospitals easier. The Disability Information Centre Epsom (DICE), a ... Read on »
Beyond Boundaries - Where are they now? by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The second part of Beyond Boundaries, Where are they now? was shown last night on BBC2. In this programme, ex-SAS Major and Expedition Leader Ken Hames caught up with ... Read on »
Big Brother needs you! by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The team behind next year’s 'Big Brother' are looking for new housemates, and are keen to represent all sections of society – including deaf/HoH people. A spokesperso ... Read on »
Bionic eye success in sight by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Bionic Vision Australia, based in Melbourne, has brought together the biomedical engineers and researchers who were involved in the development of the cochlear implant, t ... Read on »
Bionic eye to get long-term trial in Oxford by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Scientists at Oxford University have announced the first long-term trial of a new eye implant - as major a breakthrough as cochlear implants were for deaf people. ... Read on »
Blast off on a journey through space with the Science Museum's exciting BSL-supported events by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Sevinc Kisacik, Family Programmes Developer, Science Museum Three... two... one... blast off on a journey through the amazing world of space as you discover the answ ... Read on »
Book programme for deaf children by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Deaf and hard-of-hearing children in South Lanarkshire have been given special books to help them improve their reading and literacy skills. It is part of the Bookstar ... Read on »
Born-deaf racer inspires kids by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness His words were inspirational for children, who like him, would hear nothing if not for their cochlear implants. Kris Martin was born profoundly deaf, but th ... Read on »