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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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Should Cochlear Americas issue a recall? by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cochlear Americas have identified cochlear implants with a faulty Monopolar 2 (MP2) ground electrode presenting an open circuit, in less than 0.3% of devices registered ... Read on »
Does a cochlear implant ‘fix’ a deaf person? by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Charlie wrote a very good article on the issue of giving a cochlear implant to a deaf person to ‘fix’ their hearing loss . Reading through the comments left by the public, I ... Read on »
Why 2 Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K cochlear implants failed by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Straight from the horses mouth … Two people out of 28,000 had a problem with their HiRes 90k cochlear implant and they were both re-implanted with the same brand. [Updat ... Read on »
All cochlear implants are not the same by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness If anyone tells you “all cochlear implants are the same”, ask them what they mean! They are not the same, they work differently, have different technology, they are ... Read on »
First Advanced Bionics cochlear implant in Jordan by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness ameinfo.com – July 24, 2011 Advanced Bionics announces its partnership with Hearex Advanced Bionics announced its cooperation with Hearex, the biggest hearing ... Read on »
Open letter by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I am appalled and immensely disappointed at the responses from some people regarding my obtaining a second cochlear implant on the NHS. I have been harassed and pestered to ... Read on »
Learning to listen – the British way by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness PC Werth have been working on a British version of LACE and it’s now available. In British accents! This software is useful for people who want to improve their abili ... Read on »
Sequential cochlear implant surgery by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had a second cochlear implant put into my head last week. It’s been quite a different experience, which tells me this is going to be quite a different journey from ... Read on »
Brain stretch by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’ve had my shoulders around my ears for most of the past year and so I went back to the hospital to see what they could do.  I was finding some noises were still quite loud ... Read on »
Commonly mispronounced food words by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness With a lifelong hearing loss, you’ll know how tricky it is to get some words right. How will you know if you’re pronouncing a word correctly, if no one bothers to tell ... Read on »
Advisory Panel Examines Cochlear Implant Coverage by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness by Kate Romanow & Steven C. White A Medicare advisory committee has qualified a number of issues related to the effectiveness of cochlear implants for sensorineural hear ... Read on »
Access by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Arlene Romoff speaks of her experience of hearing loss, advocacy, and her bilateral cochlear implants. The interviewer is also deaf, and is using an FM system to hear Arle ... Read on »
Deaf diplomat denied foreign posting appeals by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I met Jane Cordell last week and we had an interesting chat. The Telegraph updates us on her story. I think it’s totally unfair that she has been denied communication s ... Read on »
Mimix by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I discovered a new start-up in the Middle East, called Mimix. Mimix’s aim is to translate speech to sign langage and to teach deaf and others sign language. What do you th ... Read on »
My Song by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This film demonstrates how I felt growing up, with no one understanding my communication needs. I was given a FM radio system for school and told to get on with it. My socia ... Read on »
Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K cochlear implant recall ended in Canada by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness AB Receives Health Canada Approval for the HiRes 90K Implant June 3, 2011  Advanced Bionics is pleased to announce that we have received approval from the Canadian ... Read on »
Are you a lipreader? by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Test yourself on this video clip – the transcript is next to the clip. Meet Con Ingham, who speaks but says nothing ….. video after the jump. You can book ... Read on »
Update on NICE guidance for cochlear implants in UK by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness NICE reviewed the guidance for cochlear implants (TA166) very recently and you can read the outcome after the jump . To paraphrase; Review of TA166; Cochlear implant ... Read on »
Narrowing the educational gap between deaf and hearing children by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness According to the 2009 statistics from the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID), 840 babies are born each year in the UK with significant deafness, and 20,000 chi ... Read on »
Bouncing into a hearing life by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It was time for my one year annual review of my cochlear implant.  I was so excited. I was so hungry for improvements in my hearing. I have been so delighted every ti ... Read on »