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Focus on what you can do
When you have lost your hearing focussing on what you can do and not what you can't may be the answer to accepting the limitations with technology.

Meeting solutions if you can't hear well
Being deaf at work is pretty hard. Being deaf when you have to attend meetings means it is extremely difficult to follow and know what is going on. So how can you helf yourself to follow better.

Build self esteem
Hearing loss is often synonymous with loss of self-esteem because we lose our place in the world. We are already suffering from our hearing loss making our lives hard so it is important to manage our self-esteem to ensure we donít slip into depression.

Finding Hearing Loss Support
Most adults who go deaf feel incredibly alone They have no idea there is even a deaf community, or that there are hearing loss support groups and organisations. In fact, I would venture to say that most people donít even know to ask the questionÖwhere do I get help and support?

Should you upgrade your implant processor?
Cochlear (and probably all other cochlea implant manufacturers) promise backwards compatibility for all implantees, whenever new technology implants and processors are released. Should you upgrade?

How loud is too loud?
Even if you live in a quiet suburban area, you are still subject to noise pollution.

Social Networking and deafness
Itís quite amazing how far social networking has come and how it is helping people like me who have lost their hearing.

Unrealistic Expectations from hearing technologies
A lot of people with a hearing impairment express their frustration with family and friends who think that just because they now have hearing aid or even an implantable hearing solution such as a cochlear implant or baha, they are expected to hear perfectly again.

Cochlear Implant recall
On September 11 Cochlear Limited announced a recall of some versions of their N5 implant. This recall sent their shares immediately tumbling by a hefty 20%. why would a company which has experienced phenomenal growth and increases in share prices do something so drastic?

Cochlear implant 9 years on
Itís so hard to believe that it is going on 9 years since I had my first Cochlear Implant. Itís such a long time that Iíve found myself thinking about how I feel about it now, as well as the differences and changes it has made in my life.

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