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Cochlear Implant Success
Success can mean so many different things to different people. I wondered what people who have had a Cochlear Implant considered was successful for them
Health effects from noise
Most of us know that if we are exposed to constant noise (above 50 decibels) then we increase the risk of permanent hearing damage. But did you know that hearing loss is only one of the problems associated with exposure to noise?
Hearing and health
Does our general health affect our hearing? It has long been recognised that hearing loss can have an effect on our mental health causing anxiety, loss of self esteem and depression. Are things which are going on in other parts of our body affecting our hearing?
Deafness and sports
Is there any reason why a deaf person canít participate in sports? The answer to this is of course, if they have the inclination and the talent then of course they can participate. But there may be some limitations.
Deafness and the internet
The internet is a great leveller. I am not deaf on the internet and therefore, there are many opportunities for socialising, entertainment and keeping up with news and current affairs which were once denied me.
Hearing on special occasions
If you can't hear on special occasions you miss just so much. This is the story of my recent trip to Hawaii for my daughter's wedding.
What are Assistive listening devices?
Isn't an assistive listening device just a hearing aid? Read the article to find out what they are, how they help you hear and where they can be purchased.
Can the deaf drive?
When the issue of deaf people driving is discussed I donít think it is about discrimination but about safety. Is a deaf driver as safe a driver as a hearing driver? Does the lack of hearing impact on safety?
Famous Deaf People
Deafness is not reserved for the poor or the unknown and there are many famous people, past and present who are also Deaf or hearing impaired.
Noises we hate to hear
Being deaf doesn't necessarily mean we hear nothing and getting hearing back again doesn't always mean we like every sound we hear. I asked a few people what sounds they don't like!
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