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Deaf Blindness - Usher Syndrome
I canít think of anything worse than to be cut off from the world by being both deaf and blind. Recently I have come across a number of people on our Cochlear Implant Experiences Facebook group who suffer from this. How hard their lives must be and I wondered what caused it.
Mental Health and hearing loss
Itís Mental Health awareness week here in Australia (October) and many programs on television and radio are geared to the issues of Mental Health. Depression is a common side-affect of hearing loss.
Not deaf but need help hearing
Technology is changing all of the time so if you need help hearing, keep up to date with changing technology.
Some people can't hear music
Some people donít like musica at all because it makes no sense and is unpleasant. Others canít recognise a beat, while others simply canít recognise a melody or sing in tune.
Vertigo is debilitating while having an attack. It is not Meniereís disease, which has some similar symptoms. Vertigo is not dangerous and usually goes away with rest.
Are Cochlear Implants for adults?
Cochlear implants have proven to work well in adults. If you are struggling with a hearing aid, then it may be time to look into getting better sound.
Stages of Loss and Grief
Shona Fennell shares her experience with going deaf and how people go through stages of loss and grief
Hyperacusis is a hearing disability, a reduced tolerance to noise, which means that many everyday sounds are painful.
Languages are complex and I think it is amazing we learn it with such apparent ease as children. It is so much harder for a deaf child.
Most of us have heard of tinnitus...but do you know what Hyperacusis is? Often these two things are suffered together and those with Cochlear Implants often report Hyperacusis
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