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Does a Cochlear implant hurt?
This is a question which gets asked frequently. It comes about because thereís a fear of having something inserted into our heads and it poses a number of questions.
Does anyone want to be deliberately deaf?
As a hearing person who became deaf by the time I was about 35 I canít imagine anyone choosing deafness over hearing. I wondered were there any people in the world who had hearing and would like to be deaf and if so why?
Don't suffer hearing loss in silence
Technology is improving all the time and unless we hear about these then thereís no way they can benefit us. I asked Linda Ballam-Davies from Cochlear to give me the latest information about new implantable solutions.
Donít hide your hearing loss
Donít hide your hearing loss, nor indeed hide behind your hearing loss. Itís very easy to be defined and define yourself as the one who is deaf Ė as if this is something important and perhaps an excuse for not being involved in things.
Eavesdropping or overhearing?
Deafness isolates us from important social and conversational experiences which are not easily caught up in other ways.
Employment and hearing loss
Deafness does cause us to rethink. Many of us have had to change careers or accept work below our level of capability. It adds to the distress and isolation which hearing loss causes us.
English pronunciation examples
Recently I wrote about English pronunciation and then an email appeared in my inbox. I am unable to acknowledge the source and you may have seen it, but it bears out my premiseÖthat English has more exceptions than rules when it comes to pronunciation.
The Disability Act is to eliminate discrimination on the grounds if disability. What is happening with discrimination against the hearing impaired?
Exciting advances in Cochlear Implant Technology
Cochlear Implants have come a long way since the first implant in 1978. Newer, smarter, more sophisticated and smaller devices are on the way making hearing an easier and better experience for those who need an implant.
Famous Deaf People
Deafness is not reserved for the poor or the unknown and there are many famous people, past and present who are also Deaf or hearing impaired.
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