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Stages of Loss and Grief
To lose one's hearing is to lose a part of one's self. There is a grieving process and often a loss of identity.
Staying in touch
We should not allow deafness to get in the way of doing and experiencing the most important things in our life. But sometimes it seems almost impossible to stay in touch.
Subtitles, Open and Closed Captions
Subtitles and captions both deliver at least the speech content of a visual medium. Captions may provide more information but subtitles will help a hearing impaired person get a better quality experience from viewing television, movies or DVDS.
Suggestions for Hearing Better
There are many situations where we need different kinds of hearing and therefore different solutions. I thought I’d look at some of these.
Surviving Christmas and New Year
Sometimes, because of your deafness it may seem very difficult to get through the round of parties and functions that come with the New Year.
Take the deafness challenge
Not everyone hears as well as you do and for those who can’t, just doing normal things becomes a challenge. Why not take the deafness challenge in a fun experiment. You could find it enlightening
Technology – love it or hate it?
We keep hearing that technology has never been better for those who are deaf. We can keep in touch with all these magic mobile devices we now have at our finger tips. But are they always good?
Telephony for the deaf
Using the telephone if your deaf was, in the past, difficult. But there are so many new technologies available that telephony is now available to almost everyone.
Testing for hearing loss in babies
Without hearing it is more difficult for a child to learn a language and without language we cannot even think. You want the best for your child. Get their hearing checked so if they need it they can get the appropriate treatment.
Testing Lip Reading
How good is lip reading? Can people really read lips without any sound and understand what is being said?
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