Browsing All posts tagged under »cochlear implant«

Read: Deaf writer Sophie Woolley’s article about having a cochlear implant

October 3, 2013


Deaf writer and actress Sophie Woolley has written an insightful article for the Mail about how having a cochlear implant has made a difference to her life. Woolley was deafened in her 20s, and deafness runs in her family. She describes in her article how she felt when she was able to hear her husband’s […]

Catherine Cooper: One year on from my Cochlear Implant activation, I LOVE it!

September 19, 2013


I’ve done it! Almost a year on and with my implant still in place – I have to say, I LOVE it! I had my final check up this week, just to check things over and see how I was getting on. I also had to do some speaking and listening tests. For my speaking […]

Andy Palmer: The mother, her deaf son and overcoming their musical barrier

April 3, 2013


Katherine Mount was a professional singer and actress. She performed regularly and acted in both theatre and on television, including Eastenders. You may have seen her. Music was everything to Katherine. She was born with a talent for singing, a talent that was encouraged by her mother who would regularly sing to her as a […]

William Mager: Billy 2.0 – The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

December 21, 2012


Kaspar Hauser was a mysterious teenage boy who appeared in the streets of Nuremberg in 1828, with limited vocabulary and understanding of the world. He claimed that he’d been imprisoned in a cellar most of his life with nothing but a wooden horse to play with. History has revealed he was probably a fantasist, but […]

William Mager: Being switched on might be like taking drugs

December 14, 2012


I’ve been switched on for a couple of days now. After a great deal of reflection, I’ve realised that the only way to explain what I’ve been through is by using drug references. So be warned: this article contains references to consumption of illegal drugs and their effects on the brain. It may also make […]

The Secret Deafie: “I want to hear more, Mummy.” The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make

October 22, 2012


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. Today’s Deafie tells us about a life-changing decision she had to make. We were so happy when our baby boy was born. Even though we are both deaf, it didn’t cross our mind that he could be deaf, we were just so […]

Catherine Cooper: Researching the risks of getting a CI

July 16, 2012


Over the last few days, I’ve had time to sit down and do some research. My main aim was to find out what the risks and disadvantages of having a Cochlear Implant might be. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there, some biased, some balanced. The difficulty is identifying which is which. Here’s […]