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Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional

London, United Kingdom
Im really very very deaf. I can talk you under the table though. I teach lip reading with a lippy attitude but they love it. I have a Hearing Ear dog, who is the cutest dog ever. I dont let being deaf stop me from doing what I want to do. Or trying to. Youre a long time dead, arent ya?
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Marathon training: Day 19,20 by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Day 19 had a 30 minute run at the crack of dawn on the treadmill. Boring as! So I found a local running club online and turned up tonight – only a 15 minute walk from my ... Read on »
New Cochlear Processor by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Once again, CochlearimplantHELP.com delivers spy images of a new product!  The CP900 series  from Cochlear, dubbed Nucleus 6 on various web forums,  seems to come in tw ... Read on »
Interview with Advanced Bionics Senior Executives by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cedric Navarro Tracey Kruger CochlearimplantHELP recently interviewed two senior executives at Advanced Bionics. Tracey Kruger, Vice President of Global Mark ... Read on »
Sign2sing project aims for a Guinness World Record by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ten-year-old Ruby Tuckley (front right) celebrating the sign2sing world record attempt at St John’s Primary School in Wallingford with (back from left to right) her Mum ... Read on »
Coffee cup moment by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Since I returned from the Middle East 3 weeks ago, I’ve been putting the heating on a lot to try to warm up the house. Don’t live in an open-plan house, folks! I ... Read on »
New cochlear implant processor from Advanced Bionics – apologies by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I apologize for any inconvenience you may encounter, as the server is staggering under the number of hits today … please refresh and keep trying! Read on »
New cochlear implant processor from Advanced Bionics by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The next generation cochlear implant processor has been rolled out by Advanced Bionics, enhanced with Phonak’s high-performance hearing aid technology, achieving an i ... Read on »
Q&A: Sound after cochlear implant activation by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I got activated on Dec 26, 2012. First I was very excited to hear beeps, sounds being heard through the implant. After the audiologist was done programming, she star ... Read on »
Merry Bionic Christmas by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’ve been getting into the festive spirit by attending christmas carol services. I was very intrigued as this was a first time for me, hearing hymns clearly – and in ... Read on »
Two Phones Tina by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We have taken on a lot of new staff recently and a colleague Martin emailed the team a list of everyone’s phone extension numbers to keep us all straight. I replied t ... Read on »
Hearing Dog Smudge 2000-2012 by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dearest Smudge, You came into my life 12 years ago. I was scared of dogs but I’d decided to give a Hearing Dog a chance and see what transpired. The first time I ... Read on »
Coffee cup thoughts by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is the first time I’ve followed up lunch with a couple of painkiller tablets. I had lasagne in one of those polystyrene containers. The sound of the fork scr ... Read on »
Marlee Signs – Learn American Sign Language With Marlee Matlin by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Release Date / 07 October 2012 Platform / iPhone A fun interactive American Sign Language iPhone and iPad app has landed on the App Store! Marlee Mat ... Read on »
The glory of artificial hearing by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I was born profoundly deaf, I’ve been a cochlear implant user for two years, so I have no knowledge of what it’s like to hear naturally. This interview with Molly, a br ... Read on »
The Bionic Ear Show by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness VOTE NOW TO CROWN MIDLANDS PROJECT AS WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS Inspirational project, The Bionic Ear Show, has reached the final of the National Lottery Aw ... Read on »
I can’t hear you! by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went to the Royal Albert Hall in London last night, a concert hall with fabulous acoustics. I was really really excited about this concert as the singer was George Mi ... Read on »
Bilateral annual review: Year One by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It was time for my annual review. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I went bilateral. Oh how time flies! I went through the mapping process, adjusting each electrod ... Read on »
Green Eyed Monster by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As a hearing person, have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the only deaf person in a hearing family? As a deaf person, have you ever wondered if anyone else ... Read on »
Coffee cup moment by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It’s a lovely sunny day with a little breeze. I’d been sitting in the garden with a drink, enjoying the peace. Funnily enough, my Hearing Dog prefers to stay inside, ... Read on »
Ofcom Consultation on the Review of Relay Services : Further consultation by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Response from DAART Introduction DAART (Deaf Access to Alternative Relay in Telecommunications) Campaign is a campaigning group of individual consumers who may or ... Read on »