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The importance of hearing when acquiring language
Now that I know so much more about hearing and deafness, it’s fascinating to observe my baby grandson in his journey to acquiring language.
Cochlear implant problems
My first implant was such a resounding success that it came as a huge shock when my second implant wasn’t. But how is it now...
Physical impact of an implantable hearing solution
I was recently asked whether someone who has an implantable hearing solution can feel the implanted device particularly when the temperature changes. Since implants have a component of metal (titanium) can you feel it if it’s hot or cold?
Things you should never say to a deaf person
Going deaf by accident
It's bad enough to go deaf because of aging or due to disease, but to go deaf by accident – through a sudden traumatic event, must be devastating. Sudden hearing loss is a loss which occurs in 1 to 3 days. One of the most common causes is a head trauma.
Hearing is good for your Health
Someone who has had hearing and gone deaf later in life is more likely to have poor health than their hearing counterparts, particularly in relation to mental health.
The psychology of working
Love it or hate it, we all need work. And there are important reasons other than financial. Being deaf makes it harder to find work,
Sign Language Interpreters
If you are a hearing person, sign language probably doesn't rate top of mind. To become an interpreter you need to be able to hear as well as know sign language. So I wondered who becomes a sign language interpreter and why?
Sport and hearing loss
The Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam is on and it’s great to watch the players as they stretch themselves to the limits aiming for the ‘crown’. But it isn’t always so nice to hear them as they play.
Hearing aids on the increase
More and more people are requiring and have access to hearing aids. What are the reasons behind this increase?
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