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Not much of us give a thought to ‘Overhearing’. By this I don’t mean eavesdropping but rather hearing parts of conversations which friends, family or colleagues are having around us.
Perception of Deaf and Dumb
Fascinated as I was in watching the Deaf children on our school bus, because I had no understanding of deafness, the perception I formed was that these children were mentally deficient, simply because they couldn’t talk like me and my friends.
Perception of music by hearing impaired adults
I attended a lecture by Geoff Plant, AO about Music perception for Cochlear Implantees. Some of the discussion was very interesting.
Personal hearing loss stories
I wondered why we all love listening to or reading personal hearing loss stories. What is it about these stories which inspire us?
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?
Pregnancy and Hearing loss
Many women report a change in their hearing during pregnancy. Is there a link between pregnancy and hearing loss?
Proficiency in any language consists of three distinct skills - hearing, reading and speaking. But if you can’t hear this is particularly difficult - so how can you know how to pronounce words?
Public speaking and the hearing impaired
Some people say that they are more afraid of speaking in public than death. Yet public speaking can also help people (including hearing-impaired people) communicate better with others.
Recognising hearing loss
Remember just because a person looks 'normal' doesn't mean they can hear. By understanding the behaviours of those with a loss you can help them communicate better.
Recognising Hearing People
Recognising the effort and changes that hearing people need to make when someone goes gradually deaf can help with communication.
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