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Technology – love it or hate it?
We keep hearing that technology has never been better for those who are deaf. We can keep in touch with all these magic mobile devices we now have at our finger tips. But are they always good?
Staying in touch
We should not allow deafness to get in the way of doing and experiencing the most important things in our life. But sometimes it seems almost impossible to stay in touch.
Bone anchored hearing aids - what are they? It's a bit of a misnomer actually because, while in one sense they are hearing Aid, they are not a traditional hearing aid.
I read a blog recently, from someone who went suddenly deaf. He talked about having just had a root canal filling - in silence. And this got me thinking. So many sounds elude me in the mornings.
Waiting time for a Cochlear Implant
Waiting time for a Cochlear implant can be years, but one state in Australia recently allocated funds to clear the back-log
Distance and Cochlear Implants
Having a Cochlear Implant allowed me to hear for the first time in 15-20 years. But there are some limitations. I asked a group of recipients to tell me about the limitation of distance.
Sound pitches through a Cochlear Implant
We cochlear implantees often get told we are hearing at a high pitch, that the sound is robotic and metallic and I get quite frustrated about this myth. I wondered if it was just me or do others feel the same way.
Hearing aids improving
When I had hearing aids all they could do was amplify all sound. But technology has improved and hearing aids are just so much better.
How well do you hear from a distance?
I can hear sounds well when they are close by, but I can't understand when someone speaks from the next room
Better Speech and Hearing month 2013
May is Better Speech and Hearing month.
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