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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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Dani Filth's tinnitus torment by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dani Filth, front man of metal band Cradle of Filth , has admitted to suffering from tinnitus and is backing a campaign to raise awareness about the impact of ... Read on »
First Football Coaching Camp is taking place for deaf girls by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The first Football Coaching Camp for deaf girls is taking place in the UK in February, offering expert coaching from deaf female players who have represented E ... 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 »
Top five iPhone apps by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Further to our last guest column about apps to help the hard of hearing, Louise Baker from Zen College Life examines the top five iPhone apps which can help tr ... Read on »
Hogmanay Heroes from Fife by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Spike, a six year old Cockerpoo from Cupar, Fife, and his deaf owner Ken Scott were honoured in an awards ceremony recently at the Scottish Parliament. Th ... Read on »
Survey finds shop hearing loops 'not usable' by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A quarter of shops and businesses in Scotland are falsely claiming to have hearing loops, according to the Royal National Institute for the Deaf. A survey b ... Read on »
RNID welcomes move to consider lipreading as an 'essential skill' by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness RNID has welcomed a pledge by UK Skills Minister, John Hayes, to consider reclassifying lipreading as an 'essential skill' in place of its current Skills Fundi ... Read on »
One weekend... I found out I was completely deaf by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness One of my earliest memories is sitting on a floor playing with a toy and a woman asking if I could hear her clapping as she walked around the room. I ... 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 »
Overcoming the challenges of hearing loss by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Alison McHayle, a 40 year-old mother of three from Wandsworth in London, started to lose her hearing at the age of 30. She had trouble hearing what people were ... 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 »
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 »
TV producer to turn spotlight on deaf stories by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness An article in The Stage today highlights a new drama production company which has been formed to produce television content specifically dealing with deaf themes. ... Read on »
Where's my Butterfly? by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A new book, by Alicia Romero, from a publisher in Spain, tells the tale of a girl who loses her cochlear implant external magnet. In 'Where's my butterfly ... Read on »
Hearing loss linked to passive smoking by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Research has shown that people who are exposed to the second-hand smoke from others' cigarettes are at increased risk of hearing loss. Doctors already know t ... 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 »
THE SILENCE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Company Pictures has won the Ability Media International Television Drama Award run by Leonard Cheshire Disability for the drama The Silence. The AMI A ... Read on »
Leeds Learner Wins National Signature Award by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Leading charity coHearentVision has supported a Yorkshire nurse in her efforts to make significant changes to deaf awareness in the NHS, which have been hon ... Read on »
Deaf access to telecoms revolution by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Deaf community has come together to launch VRS Today! a new campaign calling for telecoms equality for the UK’s British Sign Language (BSL) community. ... Read on »
Professor Graeme Clark, father of the multi-channel implant visits London and receives the Lister... by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Whilst in the UK to receive the most distinguished award in surgery – the prestigious Lister Medal – Professor Graeme Clark also visited St George’s Hospital L ... Read on »