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Tamsin Coates: Whatever equipment a deaf child uses, they are still deaf

April 15, 2014

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‘Is there any such thing as a deaf child anymore?’ This was a question I recently overhead, spoken by an education professional who works with children who are deaf/have a hearing loss. To put their question in context the lady was relating it to the different types of technology now available which deaf children can […]

Rebekah Owens: “Are you trying to find Radio One?” My early life in hearing aids

January 13, 2014

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Throughout my school life I never used BSL, having been brought up in an era when the oral method was favoured. As a result, I have always been reliant on hearing aids as my main means of communication. Wearing hearing aids for 45 years means I have become used to them; and I have also […]

Charlie Swinbourne: “I was talking behind your back to test your hearing.” My bizarre second visit to my audiologist

January 7, 2014

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Two months ago, I wrote about what I learned from a 15 minute visit to my local NHS audiology clinic. Just before Christmas, I had my second visit. I must admit I didn’t have high expectations, but I didn’t expect it to turn out the way it did.¬† Again, the audiologist (my heart sank a […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Trying (and failing) to get my hearing aids fixed

October 25, 2013

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On Wednesday, my daughter woke me up with a special gift. “Your hearing aids daddy!” she said, as she handed them to me in four parts. I anxiously looked down. Left hearing aid. Check. Left ear mould, check. Right hearing aid…. AGGGHHHH. She’d snapped the elbow. That’s the bit that connects hearing aid with ear […]

Robert Mandara: Programming your own hearing aids, part 3. How to do it!

April 12, 2013

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Last year, the BBC reported that more and more hearing aid users are programming their own hearing aids. Here, in the third part of a three-part series, Limping Chicken reader Robert Mandara explains how you can do it. Read part one by clicking here and part two by clicking¬†here. In my last article I suggested […]

Robert Mandara: Programming your own hearing aids, part 1. Why you should do it!

March 28, 2013

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Last year, the BBC reported that more and more hearing aid users are programming their own hearing aids. Here, in the first part of a three-part series, Limping Chicken reader Robert Mandara explains why you should do it. Would you buy a television if the salesman insisted that only he could set the channel, volume, […]

Deaf News: NHS audiology services “being cut”

October 24, 2012

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According to research by Action on Hearing Loss, around 40% of NHS audiology services are facing cuts in funding. There are also indications that waiting times are getting longer and there is less follow-up care. Most worryingly of all, in some cases, patients are only being given one hearing aid. The BBC reports: Using the […]