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Why can't I hear RIGHT NOW!
‘I’ve had a cochlea implant. I know what sound is. I know what speech is. So why can’t I hear straight away? And how can I explain this to my family and friends?’ For those of us who’ve gone deaf and had a cochlea implant these are questions we hear all the time.
Using a phone
When you need a hearing aid of some kind, using a phone can be tricky. This article looks at some ways of using a phone with a Cochlear Implant....but some of the things also apply to using a phone with a hearing aid.
How do you choose a Cochlea Implant brand?
Which brand will work best for me? How do I make that choice? Choosing a cochlear implant brand is not quite the same as choosing a brand for a new car?
What is Totally Deaf?
Recently I was asked a question “What does totally Deaf mean? Is it totally without any sound or does it mean lack of comprehension even if you can hear?”
Hearing improvements with Cochlear Implants
When I first had my cochlear implant I was told that however well I was hearing after 12 months that would be the best I would ever hear. But is this the case?
Musicians and Deafness
If you operate loud machinery or work in a factory you are expected to wear hearing protecting. Yet many of us listen to loud music. Exposure to loud music has often been linked to hearing loss.
I can understand why there might be Disabled or Blind Sports but why are there Deaf Sports?
25th Anniversary Cochlear Implants South Australia
Pioneer Cochlear Implantee, Shirley yesterday celebrated 25 years since she received her implant.
As someone who went deaf there were many sounds I could no longer hear, but there are also many that no longer exist. What is quite astounding is there are probably two generations who have never even heard these sounds.
For those of us who go deaf using a phone is just about impossible. Technology has bridged the gap but live conversations still pose a challenge. This article details my first impressions of a captioned telephone and service.
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