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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.
Losing hearing aids
What do you do if you lose your hearing aid? Panic? Well I suppose that is the first response of many people. Hearing aids, regardless of type often get lost, misplaced or damaged and since they can be very expensive, losing one is likely to cause plenty of stress.
Losing a sense, honing others
Our senses are the way we interact with the world and if we lose one, to some degree our other senses take over to help us cope. Why is it so?
Living with Deafness
With one in six people having some form of deafness and even more as we age it means that almost every family or households are touched by deafness. This is a true story about how one family had been affected by deafness.
Lipreading, speechreading and the hearing-impaired
Both Deaf and hearing individuals use different methods of communication. While one relies heavily on speech tone, the other relies heavily on sign language.
Lipreading - why would you need it?
Lip reading, why do you need it? If you are sometimes having trouble understanding speech, one of the best things you can do for yourself is learn lip reading. Learning lip reading can help you communicate better even if you can't hear everything.
There are many languages which have died out or have very few speakers. But a number of governments, educationalists and other bodies are doing their utmost to keep these languages alive.
Keeping hope alive
My personal journey was hard. Being positive was not always easy but I discovered it was up to me - I had to keep hope alive that things could improve. This article looks at some of the ways I did it.
Job hunting if you're deaf
Finding a job if youíre deaf can be almost impossible. How do you apply when you need to use a phone and canít?
Issues faced by Deaf children
As late as the mid-20th century children with a hearing loss were often misdiagnosed and parents were told they had a mental deficiency. Research has found that children must receive stimulation to the auditory nerves during the early formative years.
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