Health knowledge made personal

Steve C. Patient Expert

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
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
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 »
Was the sign language interpreter at Mandela’s memorial a fake? by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Speakers at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service were joined on stage by a sign language interpreter, but according to many sign experts he is a fake. During the service, Wilma ... Read on »
Audiogram Creator is fixed by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’ve fixed the Audiogram Creator and the graph images are now displaying properly. I think this has been broken for a few weeks but I never noticed until today. Sorry about ... Read on »
By: Ray Weinstein by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hi Jacky Bluetooth does not affect any other medical device. It runs on a different wave length. Read on »
By: Jacky by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Thank you for your sharing, This is a very valuable port. I have a question about this bluetooth accessory. Is this bluetooth device will affect other medical device such ... Read on »
By: Bruce Howarth by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Apple’s approach to hearing aids is discussed at some length in ‘the hearing blog’, At least some of your wishes are likely to come true. The ‘ready for iPhone’ aids ... Read on »
Unitron’s Flex:trial takes some of the risk out of buying a hearing aid by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Unitron introduced their Flex:trial hearing aid in October 2012 and it looks set to make the hearing aid buying process a little less painful. Everyone knows that hearing ai ... Read on »
My daughter learnt to finger-spell (BSL) in about one hour by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A few weeks ago my daughter asked me to teach her how to finger spell. It took me by surprise because she’d never shown any interest in learning to sign before. After about ... Read on »