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Cochlear 30th Anniversary Celebration
While the cochlear implant was ground breaking in 1978, it still had a long way to go before it could be a commercial product. By 1982 the product was small enough to be portable, the Cochlear company was born and Graham Carrick became the first recipient of the commercial implant.
Frustrations of hearing loss solutions
I am amazed I can hear, will never stop listening and will never give my processors back, and I always choose to wear them, there are some frustrations at the solutions they provide. Sometimes this is a small price to pay for normal hearing but other times it seems too high a price.
Captiview Movie experience
Recently I went to the movies to trial the latest close captioning system available in our area.
English pronunciation examples
Recently I wrote about English pronunciation and then an email appeared in my inbox. I am unable to acknowledge the source and you may have seen it, but it bears out my premiseÖthat English has more exceptions than rules when it comes to pronunciation.
At night, when we take our hearing aids or implant processors off, we can't hear. Ever wonder what you might be missing?
Tinnitus - an expert view
At Better Hearing Australia Adelaide Inc 's last Coffee Morning Dr Judith Boswell from Tinnitus SA was the speaker. Shona Fennell reports.
Proficiency in any language consists of three distinct skills - hearing, reading and speaking. But if you canít hear this is particularly difficult - so how can you know how to pronounce words?
Deafness and Music
Learning music as a child seems to help them learn speak and lay down strong auditary pathways in the brain. These strong auditary pathways seems to have shown that if someone goes deaf later in life, those who had music training cope better.
A conversation is a two way exchange of information, ideas, thoughts and reasoning. It takes two or more people to have a good conversation. (You can talk to yourself if you like, but itís likely to be biased!)
Designing for Deafness
If you were disabled and needed a wheelchair your house would be adjusted and modified to allow you to easily move into and out of as well as around the inside of the house so I wondered if there is such a thing as designing houses for deafness.
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