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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 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 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 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 Evolution of Auslan
A discussion on the influence of education, schools families and Communities in the evolution of Auslan
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 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.
Testing your hearing regularly
It is important to know what is happening with your hearing loss because it helps you better manage it. I asked Rowena how she manages her hearing loss.
Testing understanding with a cochlear implant
Itís now one month since my second cochlear implant was switched on and itís time to test what sounds I understand.
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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