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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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Megan's a pioneer after having the UK's first new cochlear implant fitted by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Little Megan McCourt has become the first person in the country to have a new type of cochlear implant fitted. Because the two-year-old’s cochlea is not pre- ... Read on »
New internet dating site at Deaf-Match by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We've previously discussed a range of new dating sites which have been developed specifically to help deaf and hearing impaired men and women meet other single ... Read on »
Dental hearing aid gets approved in Europe by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A new hearing aid that transmits sound through a person's teeth has been approved for use in Europe. The device, called SoundBite, directs sound throu ... Read on »
Cochlear implants change Ryan's life forever by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness When Leah's son Ryan failed his newborn hearing test, she was told it was probably nothing to worry about. But when he was three weeks old, it was confirmed th ... 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 »
Join us on Facebook! by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We have created a new Facebook page for the DeafBlog in place of its original profile on the site. Please join us there where you will be updated on our new ... Read on »
Metro shoppers can check out handy tips on hearing loss at Communication Roadshow by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness RNID is inviting shoppers to visit the charity's Communication Roadshow at the Metro Centre and pick-up free essential information about looking after their he ... Read on »
First midwives trained in sign language to support deaf women in labour by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A university has become the first to train midwives in sign language so they can better support deaf women in labour. Students at De Montfort University, ... Read on »
Deaf Parenting UK Awards now open for nominations by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Deaf Parenting UK is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, and to make it extra special, it is organising the first-ever Deaf Parenting UK Awards. There are s ... Read on »
Date set for UK’s biggest deaf friendly football competition by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A tournament celebrating deaf-accessible football will arrive in Derby next month as the city plays host to the UK’s biggest competition for deaf friendly youth t ... Read on »
Galashiels man wins £10,000 in charity draw by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Matt Hall, from Galashiels, Scotland, is enjoying a fantastic start to the year after being contacted by national charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to tell ... Read on »
New Ofcom research highlights the needs of deaf people for modernised telephone services by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness TAG, a consortium of deaf organisations, calls for the immediate setting up of captioned relay and video relay services for deaf people following the latest in ... Read on »
Diabetes UK reaches out to deaf people who use BSL by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Diabetes UK has produced crucial information in British Sign Language (BSL) for people with diabetes in the Deaf community. Studies suggest that people wi ... Read on »
Hollyoaks star takes first skydive for deaf children by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hollyoaks star, Rachel Shenton, will take part in her first skydive event in aid of deaf children, organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), on ... Read on »
WIN an optical smoke alarm pack! by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness FireAngel is giving away a FREE £84.99 alarm pack each month to support fire safety within the deaf community. This sensational giveaway means a deluxe Wi ... Read on »
Rapid education reforms threaten to leave deaf children without support by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has expressed serious concerns that gaps in the government’s education reforms, announced today, threaten to leave ... Read on »
Mitchell is February’s Hearing Dog of the month by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A hearing dog from Sutton in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire played an extremely important role at a family wedding recently. Mitchell a five year old fox-terrier ... Read on »
Time to hear it for UK's hearing specialists by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness People of all ages around the UK are being invited to join the search for the country’s top hearing expert. The hard of hearing are encouraged to nominate he ... Read on »
Schools “Sign up” for NDCS! by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is looking for schools to take part in an exciting and interactive fundraising event in 2011. Fingerspellathon is a sp ... Read on »
How to determine if a deaf school is suitable for your child by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Ewan MacDougal, St John’s School for the Deaf Although many hard of hearing or deaf children attend public schools, some families still prefer schools ... Read on »