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Better Speech and Hearing month 2013
May is Better Speech and Hearing month.
Losing our processors or hearing aids
When we rely on some sort of device to hear it can be devastating if we lose or damage one. I asked a group of people had they ever lost one.
Dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, kitchen gadgets of all sorts. Then there are our modern toys. All these things to make our lives easier, to help us communicate, easier, better and give us more free time. But do we really have more?
Insuring hearing devices
Recently, I asked a group of people if they do insure their implant processors and if so how they do it.
What fashions our music tastes and how does it develop? What happens if we go deaf? We are no longer exposed to the nuances of music so how does this affect our music taste?
Born deaf now hearing
Cecile says - I was born deaf and had struggled through mainstream education all my life. I had heard a friend of mine – who was actually deafer than me – had had a successful cochlear implantation. I wanted to improve my life and decided to have the implant.
Making the Cochlear Implant decision
Cecile, a beautiful young French woman who was born deaf continues her story about how she struggled to hear and her decision to have a Cochlear Implant.
Cecile, a beautiful young french woman, was born deaf into a hearing family. She describes what it felt like to be different to everyone around - her struggles to just do normal things and to get an education.
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...
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