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What we say about our hearing loss
Recently Communication (Australia) conducted a study among people who have some kind of hearing loss to find out the things we need, how we communicate and what barriers we find because of our hearing loss.
Sell me a hearing aid
When we find we canít hear quite as well as we used to, most of us head off to an Audiologist. We think of an audiologist as a professional who will examine our hearing loss and work out the absolute best solution to give us back our hearing. But is that always so?
Funding options for hearing devices
A question which arises frequently about any kind of hearing device (hearing aid, cochlear implant, baha) is how much does it cost and how will I pay for it? How you will do this depends very much on where you live in the world.
Tips for music with a Cochlear Implant
Cochlear implants provide excellent speech recognition for the majority of implantees. The next thing we all want is to enjoy listening to music and hear it the way we once did. Here's some tips about who to get the best sound for music with your Cochlear Implant.
Hearing or assistance Dogs
Like Guide dogs Hearing dogs have been specially trained to be the Ďearsí for a deaf person.
Those of us who have gone deaf in later life often feel in some ways punished because of our social isolation.
Deafness through trauma
Being hearing in a hearing world is what most of us experience. Itís part of our life and something we mostly take for granted. So what does someone do who loses their hearing when they experience a trauma?
Deaf Blindness - Usher Syndrome
I canít think of anything worse than to be cut off from the world by being both deaf and blind. Recently I have come across a number of people on our Cochlear Implant Experiences Facebook group who suffer from this. How hard their lives must be and I wondered what caused it.
Mental Health and hearing loss
Itís Mental Health awareness week here in Australia (October) and many programs on television and radio are geared to the issues of Mental Health. Depression is a common side-affect of hearing loss.
Not deaf but need help hearing
Technology is changing all of the time so if you need help hearing, keep up to date with changing technology.
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