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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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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 »
New Disability Rating Scheme to Bring Equality to Hospitality Industry by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's a somewhat surprising fact of life that 10% of the British population now suffers from some kind of disability, ranging from problems with sight and sound ... Read on »
Deaf dog passes toughest obedience test in Britain after mastering sign language by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's not unheard of for a dog to turn a deaf ear to his owner – usually when the pet in question is chewing up a fascinating new item of furniture. Zippy the ... Read on »
Hearing dog Nina opens up a whole new world for Sheila by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Nina, a five year old Lhasa Apso from Wigan, Lancashire, opened up a whole new world for her owner Sheila Ashton who had become deaf due to a dreadful accident ... Read on »
Website launch creates a ‘buzz’ for deaf young people by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A website dedicated to all deaf young people is being launched today by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), after a survey showed that 90 per cent wan ... Read on »
Hearing aid helps Annette Crosbie overcome 'moodiness' by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Having become a household name as Victor Meldrew's long-suffering wife, Annette Crosbie is accustomed to people assuming she's somewhat grumpy. Indeed, the ... Read on »
Jamie gets used to normal life after cochlear implant operation by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just 18 months ago, Jamie could only use his own form of sign language to communicate. Profoundly deaf, he was living in a silent world. But Jamie, who is no ... Read on »
Deaf people 'can rewire brains' by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness People deaf from birth may be able to reassign the area of their brain used for hearing to boost their sight, suggests a study. Improved peripheral vision ... Read on »
Deaf teenagers work with professional actor by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A group of young deaf teenagers, who all wear cochlear implants, were lucky enough to take part in a film making day, hosted by the Ear Foundation and run by p ... Read on »
Devoted hearing dog King pays tribute at funeral by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness King, an eight year old Cocker Spaniel x Havanese, does not only assist his profoundly deaf recipient Carole Tweedy, from Wokingham by alerting her to house ... Read on »
Next Cochlear information evening announced by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cochlear UK is pleased to announce a date for its next Information Evening. These events are designed for candidates who may be just starting on their implant ... Read on »
Teenage girl is star musician who plays five instruments... despite being profoundly deaf by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A teenage girl who plays five instruments has won top marks in her latest music exam - despite being unable to hear a single note. Aimee-Louise Paddock, w ... Read on »
Time to admit your hearing needs a helping hand by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Written by Stuart Spencer HAD, FSHAA, Professional Services and Training Manager for high street hearing aids retailer, The Hearing Company. Around nin ... Read on »
My cochlear implant journey, by Amy Davis by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Waking up, and not being able to hear is everyone’s worst fear. This is what happened to me… I was born severely deaf and am the only deaf person in my f ... Read on »
Deaf Education: Changed by cochlear implantation? by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sue Archbold, Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation, has been awarded a PdD ‘cum laude’ by the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Nijmegen in The ... Read on »
Summer Playscheme Huge Success for Sensory Loss Children by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It’s back to school for sensory loss children in Leeds following coHearentVision’s most successful summer Playscheme yet. Over 50 children with a hearing ... Read on »
UK's first Cochlear Implant operation to give sound in both ears by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The UK's first operation to fit a single cochlear implant capable of giving sound in both ears has taken place, thanks to the work of the South of England Cochlea ... Read on »
Struggle to hear at the theatre? by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The New Wolsey Theatre and Hearing Care Centre launches partnership promoting captioned performances For many people a visit to the theatre can prove to b ... Read on »
Deaf teenager composes Olympic music by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A deaf teenager has been asked to compose a piece of Olympic-themed music to be played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 2012. Lloyd Coleman, 18, ... Read on »
Coronation Street's William Roach: 'I've enjoyed the silent world' by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Coronation Street actor William Roach revealed recently that for his whole career, he has suffered from profound hearing loss. He has rarely spoken about ... Read on »