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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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More training needed for deaf coaches, says NDCS by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is calling for more football organisations to run FA-accredited coaching courses that are accessible to deaf people, as th ... Read on »
New hearing aid recycling scheme launched by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Suffolk hearing care specialist, The Hearing Care Centre, has this month launched its brand new appeal to help thousands of hard-of-hearing individuals who hav ... Read on »
New Mr Tumble interview on Gurgle by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's not very often that we come across interviews with the fantastic Mr Tumble, but gurgle.com , 'the web's friendliest community for first time parents', ... Read on »
How Rachel Shenton's dad inspired her to learn sign language by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Rachel Shenton was just 12 years old when her father Geoff lost his hearing. The Hollyoaks actress, who plays aspiring WAG Ann ‘Mitzeee’ Minniver (a chara ... Read on »
Deaf-blind grandfather scales highest mountain in the UK by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A grandfather has become the first deaf and blind man to scale the UK's highest mountain. Brave Michael Anderson, 70, cannot venture to the supermarket al ... Read on »
Miley Cyrus announces return trip to Haiti by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Miley Cyrus announced she will be joining the Starkey Hearing Foundation for a return visit, to bring the gift of hearing to Haiti, after making a generous don ... Read on »
Strum along to the craziest festival event this summer by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Forget Will and Kate's wedding... on Sunday 31 July at WOMAD festival, the charity Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) will be attempting to break the wo ... Read on »
My hearing challenges by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Lynne Geddis It was not until I was five years old that my family became aware that I had a slight hearing problem. My GP put this down to a bad case o ... Read on »
Cochlear™ Volunteer Advocates – a network of support by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Kate King, Advocacy Manager Most of our Nucleus™ cochlear implant recipients and Baha® System users start their journey by reaching out to someone who ... Read on »
Passive smoking ‘can make teenagers deaf’ by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Teenagers could suffer hearing loss because of passive smoking, according to new research. Inhaling other people’s tobacco smoke almost doubled the ris ... Read on »
Sara Cox offends deaf people with Twitter comments about subtitles by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox has outraged deaf people this week, after tweeting that subtitles on a film were “daft”. Cox, 36, complained on Twitter about havi ... Read on »
Computer toolkit will help cochlear implant recipients get the most out of music by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Deaf people who have received a cochlear implant, may soon be able to enjoy music better, with a toolkit being developed at Southampton University. Music ... Read on »
Cyrus helped deaf children in Haiti by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Teen star Miley Cyrus was humbled during a charity trip to Haiti after visiting children suffering from hearing disabilities. The singer/actress travelled ... Read on »
Jane Lynch is deaf in one ear by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Jane Lynch has revealed that she is actually deaf in one ear. The 50-year-old Glee star said that she first realised when she was playing with her brot ... Read on »
Yorkshire's Sensory Star Awards - last chance to vote! by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ten inspirational children with hearing and/or sight loss, have been shortlisted for an award at Yorkshire’s Sensory Star Awards 2011, to celebrate their remarkab ... Read on »
Spelling challenge launched in aid of deaf children by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness School children are being urged to take part in a special challenge to improve their spelling and learn about sign language. The National Deaf Childre ... Read on »
Mayor of Rushcliffe presents cheque to The Ear Foundation by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As Cllr Mrs Marie Males comes to the end of her term of office, she presented a cheque for £10,000.00 to The Ear Foundation , which has been her chosen ‘Chari ... Read on »
Eva Longoria learns sign language for deaf fans by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Desperate Housewives star, who recently launched her own cook book Eva's Kitchen, decided to learn how to sign so that she can communicate with her deaf fa ... 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 »
Study suggests hearing aids may delay dementia by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The head of Suffolk’s biggest hearing care company has welcomed the news that researchers in the United States are investigating a theory that there may be a conn ... Read on »