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The benefits of music on our hearing
The benefits of music are far greater than the simple enjoyment of a beautiful sound. Music stimulates our brains in many ways Ė even if we canít hear it the way we would like.
The Cochlear Implant Telemetry Test
Having the surgery for a Cochlear Implant is only the first step in my new hearing process. There are many other things to be done. One of the first is the Telemetry Test to determine which electrodes are working.
The emotional toll of hearing loss
Accepting our loss we can minimise the emotional toll on ourselves and put us one more back in control regaining some of the independence we feel we had lost.
The Evolution of Auslan
A discussion on the influence of education, schools families and Communities in the evolution of Auslan
The impact of Deafness on the community
Hearing loss impacts on individuals, their families, friends and colleagues. But hearing loss also has an impact on the wider community.
The importance of hearing when acquiring language
Now that I know so much more about hearing and deafness, itís fascinating to observe my baby grandson in his journey to acquiring language.
The importance of language
Communication is the very basis of our existence. Without communication we cannot interact with our peers, we cannot learn language and at a very basic level we cannot even think.
The innovations of hearing loss technologies
The first Ďhearing aidsí if you could call them that, were hearing trumpets. They were large and cumbersome - like the trumpet on early gramophones. We've come a long way since then :-)
The Joy of Hearing
Why does hearing sound bring us joy? The joy in hearing is more than just the opposite of the pain of not hearing. The joy of hearing is more subtle and refined.
The nuances of Jokes
One of the things I hated, when I was deaf, was when a friend would say "hey have you heard this story it was so funny". Too often I missed the humour and especially the punch line.
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