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Television is without doubt, one of our primary leisure activities. But to do this it assumes we have access to the audio content and for those of us who are deaf, hard of hearing or need hearing aids or cochlear implants this can sometimes be challenging.
There have been many devices trialled over the years, which are said to help the deaf hear. From hearing trumpets to finger ticklers, waist devices and the latest of these is the Tongue Device.
Hearing in background noise
Background noise is a problem for everyone, even those with full hearing. But for those of us who have hearing aids or Cochlear Implants it presents an even greater problem.
What we say about our hearing loss
Recently Communication (Australia) conducted a study among people who have some kind of hearing loss to find out the things we need, how we communicate and what barriers we find because of our hearing loss.
Sell me a hearing aid
When we find we canít hear quite as well as we used to, most of us head off to an Audiologist. We think of an audiologist as a professional who will examine our hearing loss and work out the absolute best solution to give us back our hearing. But is that always so?
Funding options for hearing devices
A question which arises frequently about any kind of hearing device (hearing aid, cochlear implant, baha) is how much does it cost and how will I pay for it? How you will do this depends very much on where you live in the world.
Tips for music with a Cochlear Implant
Cochlear implants provide excellent speech recognition for the majority of implantees. The next thing we all want is to enjoy listening to music and hear it the way we once did. Here's some tips about who to get the best sound for music with your Cochlear Implant.
Hearing or assistance Dogs
Like Guide dogs Hearing dogs have been specially trained to be the Ďearsí for a deaf person.
Those of us who have gone deaf in later life often feel in some ways punished because of our social isolation.
Deafness through trauma
Being hearing in a hearing world is what most of us experience. Itís part of our life and something we mostly take for granted. So what does someone do who loses their hearing when they experience a trauma?
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