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I was diagnosed as being partially deaf when I was about 4 or 5 years old. Up until then I had perfect, or at least very good, hearing. It was after a short illness that my parents started to notice that I wasn?t hearing as well as I did before. They took me to Stoke Mandeville hospital in... Full Bio
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An App that lets you converse with the deaf, no sign language necessary by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Transcense is a new app that accurately translates conversations in real time so the deaf and hard of hearing can participate in meetings, presentations and conversations. T ... Read on »
The awesome power of sound by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is copied from a Reddit post by kerrigan7782 – normally I would just link to external sites but I don’t know if Reddit posts are deleted after a certain amount of time. ... Read on »
The sound so loud that it circled the earth four times by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On 27 August 1883, the Earth let out a noise louder than any it has made since. It was 10:02 AM local time when the sound emerged from the island of Krakatoa, which sits bet ... Read on »
A sound you can’t unhear: why our hearing is mostly controlled by our own expectations by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just listen to this radio clip. It’s only takes 50 seconds for the Franklin Institute’s chief bioscientist, Jayatri Das, to demonstrate something fundamental about your brai ... Read on »
Could chickens cure deafness? Study reveals birds regrow damaged hearing cells by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The ability to discern pitch and to hear the difference between similar-sounding words relies on specialised cells within the inner ear, which can be damaged. For the first ... Read on »
Audiology Engine: Driving Your Hearing Healthcare Practice Success by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I am excited to announce that I’ve been working with Geoffrey Cooling on a new product and service for audiology practices and hearing healthcare providers. Audiology Engine ... Read on »
A Mysterious Sound Is Driving People Insane — And Nobody Knows What’s Causing It by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dr. Glen MacPherson doesn’t remember the first time he heard the sound. It may have started at the beginning of 2012, a dull, steady droning like that of a diesel engine idl ... Read on »
The technology that might be powering your next hearing aid (and making it cost less) by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Semiconductor have released two new DSPs, with the aim of lowering manufacturing costs of both high-end and low-end hearing aids. The R3920 and R3110 are new additions to ... Read on »
By: Corinne by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Have former astronauts, accustomed to weightlessness, tried the room? Read on »
By: Tina by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Probably should have tested it on mothers who would love to have quiet for about 2 hours. Read on »
By: Blake LaRue by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have a flat severe loss around 85 dB (SNHL). When I take my aides off its always this quiet. Let me go in there and hang out all day! Read on »
Wear: an assistive hearing device being funded through Kickstarter by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Wear is an assistive device designed to improve quality of life for people with hearing loss. Wear is a high fidelity directional analog microphone that is significantly low ... Read on »
By: Miles by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness What a nightmare. I have tinnitus. Far from being quiet, that would amplify it and send me out of my brain! Read on »
Understanding an audiogram (hearing test results) by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness An audiogram is a record of a hearing test. In other words, it is a graph that shows how well a person can hear different types of sounds. It is used to determine if a perso ... Read on »
By: Steve by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hi Cynthia, Good question, I have emailed Orfieldlabs and asked them if they do any testing of audiology equipment or any kind of research work for hearing loss. I’ll ... Read on »
My audiogram by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The audiogram above shows my hearing as of November 2013. The hearing test was done at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford during my fitting for a pair of NHS hearing aids ... Read on »
Sign language interpreters are really for the hearing, so they can feel better about themselves by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As if the story about the fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service wasn’t bizarre enough already. The Guardian has published an opinion piece by S ... Read on »
My guest article about the future of hearing aid sales: prices, the internet and self-programming by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’ve written a guest article on Geoffrey Cooling’s Just Audiology Stuff website, it’s my opinion on the future of hearing aid sales. Spoiler: It’s online sales with smart se ... Read on »
By: Cynthia Dixon by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have to ask the obvious – have they tested it with a deaf or hard of hearing person? Read on »
The longest anyone can bear Earth’s quietest place is 45 minutes by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Orfield Labrotories in Minnesota have built an anechoic chamber that is so quiet that no-one can bear to be inside for more than 45 minutes. It has entered into the Guiness ... Read on »