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Deafness and speech - accent
'You don't sound deaf!' A surprised comment from many people I come across. This article looks at what 'sounding deaf' means.
Deafness and speech - mispronunciation
Everyone mispronounces words occasionally, but those with a hearing loss find many more occasions to mispronounce simply because we may never have heard a word spoken. Not knowing pronunciation makes lip reading harder and is one of many reasons late deafened people withdraw from social contact.
Pregnancy and Hearing loss
Many women report a change in their hearing during pregnancy. Is there a link between pregnancy and hearing loss?
Menieres syndrome is a diagnosis that is not easy to live with. It is one of the most debilitating conditions affecting quality of life. Read about the disease and link to two stories of people who have it.
Bi-lateral Cochlear Implantation
Having a Cochlear implant is a difficult decision for many people. This article looks at the key issues in the decision process and then compares that with the decision to have a bi-lateral implant.
Why are two ears better than one?
I cannot remember hearing with two ears and now I am considering bi-lateral cochlear implantation. I wanted to know what I could expect by hearing with two ears.
Recognising hearing loss
Remember just because a person looks 'normal' doesn't mean they can hear. By understanding the behaviours of those with a loss you can help them communicate better.
How will going deaf affect me?
Going deaf doesn’t mean your life has to change. You just need to find ways of coping with your loss so you can maintain the quality of your life.
Going deaf - what do you do?
When you first suspect your hearing is deteriorating most people deny it. But you’ve come to the point where you’ve realised you can no longer deny it – what do you do?
Testing your hearing regularly
It is important to know what is happening with your hearing loss because it helps you better manage it. I asked Rowena how she manages her hearing loss.
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