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Are Cochlear Implants for Adults
Cochlear implants have proven to work well in adults. If you are struggling with a hearing aid, then it may be time to look into getting better sound.
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.
Little is known about Hyperacusis even within the medical profession. People who suffer it are often accused of being malingerers, making it up or have a psychological disorder. Linda is a sufferer and she tells us about it.
Languages are complex and I think it is amazing we learn it with such apparent ease as children. It is so much harder for a deaf child.
Most of us have heard of tinnitus...but do you know what Hyperacusis is? Often these two things are suffered together and those with Cochlear Implants often report Hyperacusis
Learning to be hear bilaterally
How do we go about learning to hear with a second implant? How do you proceed to get the best of your hearing?
How should we listen?
Hearing devices can be tailored to our individual needs but to take advantage of this we must be engaged with how we hear, what we hear and what we need changed or tweaked to allow us to get the most benefit from these.
Frustrations of deafness
We look the same as everyone else. Mostly we act the same as everyone else and because our ‘disability’ is hidden people expect us to react just the same as they do.
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 – even if we can’t hear it the way we would like.
Features of Modern Hearing Aids
When I wore hearing aids all they did for me was make the sound louder. This helped a little in some circumstances. These days with better technologies the outcomes of wearing a hearing aid are much better.
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