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25th Anniversary Cochlear Implants South Australia
Pioneer Cochlear Implantee, Shirley yesterday celebrated 25 years since she received her implant.
A cochlear implant - a cure for deafness?
Recently on one of our forums someone asked about whether a Cochlear Implant is a cure for deafness. What is a cure?
A life just like ours
One of the things which struck me, when I recently read a story by a hearing mother of a baby born deaf, was ‘We wanted him to have a life like ours.’ And isn't that what all parents want?
A story- a hearing aid and a Cochlear Implant
Chris told me his story about being bi-modal. His experience is worth reading.
Tinnitus is a ringing or screeching in your ears. This noise is not present in your environment but is made inside your head. Some information about tinnitus
Am I deaf or hearing impaired?
“How do I know if I’m hearing impaired or a deaf? Is there a cut off point which is ‘identified’ as deaf?” There is so much misunderstanding about deafness and this question came from the position that the term hearing impaired implies only slightly less than normal hearing.
Answering questions about a Cochlear Implant
Recently I was asked a lot of questions about what it’s like to wear a Cochlear Implant. Here’s some of the questions and my answers.
Applying for a job
Being deaf or hard of hearing (or for that matter having any kind of disability) usually means you are way behind in the job stakes.
Are deaf people disabled?
Do deaf people have a disability? Are there degrees of disablity? How do I feel about my deafness? Are deaf people disabled?
Assistive Listening Devices
Finding the right Assistive Listening Device can be a minefield. It is regularly seen as ‘too hard’. As a result so many people don’t even ask for help. Sometimes just knowing there are devices which can help is a giant leap in finding solutions for you.
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