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Music and deafness
There has been a lot of discussion in the media about the risk of deafness caused by listening to music on a personal audio device such as an iPod or MP3 player.
Music and My Cochlear Implant
Music was one thing I was told I would not be able to enjoy when I had my first Cochlear Implant. So it was a surprise when a few months after switch on I was enjoying music, bought a new piano and started playing again.
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?
Musicians and Deafness
If you operate loud machinery or work in a factory you are expected to wear hearing protecting. Yet many of us listen to loud music. Exposure to loud music has often been linked to hearing loss.
My second cochlear implant operation
In February 2010 I had my second cochlear implant. This time I was more interested than fearful in the operation process. Perhaps my experience will help someone else make this hard decision.
My theories about how we hear
Our bodies have many built in redundancies. For instance we have two eyes, two ears, two lungs and two kidneys. But many people live their lives with just one of these organs. I have a theory about hearing. Read on....
Myths about Cochlear Implants
Myths about Cochlear implants, how they work and what they do still abound. There is usually a grain of truth in a myth Ė which is why the myth exists. So letís look at some of the common myths and discover what is true and what isnít.
Myths about hearing aids
There seems to be so much mis-information about hearing loss and hearing aids so I thought Iíd look at some of the myths and see which ones can be debunked and which ones have an element of truth.
Myths about hearing loss
There are many myths about hearing loss. From one who knows Ė I hope you never go deaf. It is isolating, debilitating and destroys self esteem. Did you know this?
One day medical science will be able to rejuvenate our hearing using our own genes. I hope Iím around long enough to enjoy it!
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