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Interesting things about deafness
Interesting things about deafness - statistics, awards, apps
Questions about a Cochlear Implant?
I frequently get asked questions about Cochlear Implants. I am only a Cochlear Implantee and do not have access clinical statistics but I do hear/read a lot of anecdotal stories and it is these experiences I share here. The most common comment I read is “I wish I’d done it sooner.”
Going deaf - where to start?
Preparing for a deaf future is confronting. So often we focus on what we have lost. By understanding the new challenges we face and how we can get around some of them makes it easier to cope.
How does deafness changes your life
Deafness changes our lives, forces us into new directions and often creates in us innovative solutions just to get through the day.
How deafness shaped a life
That’s a really interesting proposition isn’t it – without doubt, deafness changes your life often pushing you in directions you could never have anticipated.
One day medical science will be able to rejuvenate our hearing using our own genes. I hope I’m around long enough to enjoy it!
Cars and deafness
What should you be able to hear if you drive a car? To a hearing person this would seem a superfluous question – and probably they would say nothing! But in fact there are many noises we take for granted and others which should raise the alarm.
How do voices sound with a Cochlear implant?
“Do the voices sound like a robot, or are they just as how people that are not deaf hear them?” That’s a really good question one that I think is asked frequently and the answer is misunderstood so I will try to explain.
Deafness, social media and security
Someone has been impersonating my daughter on the internet and it got me wondering about what I tell people in social media. How could this affect my personal security and identity - especially as a deaf person.
When will I hear with my Cochlear Implant?
Many of us haven't heard for years. We can't get in touch with what it might be like to hear without the constant need for lip reading, watching people, being extra alert and feeling exhausted most of the time. So when will I hear with my Cochlear Implant?
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