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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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Deaf Development Day at Sussex Yacht Club by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The workshop is open to everybody who would be interested to take part in the sailing programme on 26 November 2011. This means that for example, if you want to train y ... Read on »
Q&A: Cochlear implants and Ménière’s Disease by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hiya Tina I wondered if you have any experience of Meniere’s Disease and it’s effect on a cochlear implant. I have had my implant for 3 years now but just recentl ... Read on »
Q&A: Cochlear implants and concussion by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Do you or any of your readers know of someone having a concussion after being implanted? My adult son was implanted 4 years ago…did great…but two years ago suffered a c ... Read on »
Sonova and Advanced Bionics …. it’s “mini-me” time! by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Advanced Bionics cochlear implant components are quietly getting smaller with improvements. I took a photo of my older implant’s magnet (blue cap) alongside my newer implant ... Read on »
Bilateral cochlear implant language development by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is a fascinating look at Lily’s language development from 9 months (pre-implants) to 48 months in a series of videos. Lily received bilateral cochlear implants at 10 mo ... Read on »
Telephone relay services in UK & OFCOM by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness DAART’s response to OFCOM’s consultation document on Relay Services is on DAART’s website . The deadline for this is 5pm today. Do look at Hearing Link’s website w ... Read on »
My Hearing, My Future by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A competition, My Hearing, My Future , is now open to young people aged 10-18 years. Entries are invited in English or British Sign Language. Participants are invi ... Read on »
1 + 1 = 3 by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Imagine you were born with no legs. Years later, you are given an artificial leg. It works perfectly, but you have to learn how to walk with it. When you’ve never had a leg ... Read on »
Mike’s hand built cochlear implant processor by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For the Geeks among us, it’s possible to build your own speech processor and save about $7,000 on buying a Harmony. A PSP body processor headpiece and cable plug into t ... Read on »
Hey, thanks Steve by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I was very sad to read of Steve Job’s passing. His brand of magic has made my life more accessible. I can hear clearly on my iPhone 4 which has a T4/M4 rating – great f ... Read on »
Cook night :) by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Tonight’s subtitled feast : Let’s make moussaka. Read on »
Win Cochlear implant decorations by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Do you customize your Nucleus® 5 or Nucleus Freedom™ Sound Processor? Submit a photo of your blinged out sound processor for your chance to win a free package of SkinI ... Read on »
Dragonfly by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Check out the BBC Radio 4 play ‘Dragonfly’ , which features a deaf character with a script which you can download.  There is a signed version available too. The play ... Read on »
Envoy Esteem hearing implant by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Envoy’s Esteem implant is not a hearing aid. It’s an implant for people with a hearing loss and a working cochlea and middle ear, who wish to have an invisible device which ... Read on »
Love My Railcard, Actually by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Source : Disabled Persons Railcard, UK This September marks the 30th Anniversary of the Disabled Persons Railcard and to celebrate we’ve come up with an exciting new ... Read on »
The world’s first waterproof cochlear implant processor by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Delivering great hearing in and out of the water. Get ready for a whole new way to hear! Swim, bike, run with it. Sweat on it. No problem! The Neptune is a new wa ... Read on »
Sequential cochlear implant activation by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My second cochlear implant was activated this week. I was calm (and excited)  before activation, but once I walked into my audiologist’s office, I started to bite my lip in ... Read on »
MED-EL Announces U.S. Launch of New MAESTRO™ Cochlear Implant System by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Whoa, yet more changes in the cochlear implant community this week! System Features World’s Smallest Titanium Cochlear Implant, Up to 50% Extended Battery Life ... Read on »
Advanced Bionics recall is over by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Stäfa (Switzerland), 13.09.2011 – Sonova is pleased to announce the immediate market re-entry of the Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K cochlear implant in the United States. In rec ... Read on »
Cochlear Americas issues a recall by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Quoted from theage.com.au; Cochlear said in its announcement that all existing recipients with a Nucleus C1500 series implant can continue to use their system as nor ... Read on »