Browsing All posts tagged under »cochlear implants«

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

April 15, 2014


‘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 […]

Watch: BBC Breakfast News’ cochlear implant debates – with subtitles

April 1, 2014


After the video of a woman’s response to having her cochlear implant switched on went viral last week, BBC Breakfast News hosted a debate with William Mager (Series Producer of See Hear) and Craig Crowley (CEO of Action Deafness) in which they discussed the issue of how cochlear implants are viewed by the media, against […]

Watch: The latest cochlear implant switch-on video to go viral

March 28, 2014


News spread online yesterday about a deaf woman, with Usher syndrome, who can be seen crying with joy in an online video when her cochlear implants were activated for the first time. According to Mail Online, Joanne Milne, aged 40, began to lose her hearing as a toddler and in her twenties, also her sight. […]

Emily Howlett: Everybody’s talking about giving my baby a cochlear implant… Except me.

November 22, 2013


My life as a deaf person has been filled with a lot of noise (pun intended, but still terrible) about cochlear implants. I was born around the same time that the technology was starting to really develop and become, if not common then at least known. The cyborgs had become a reality… Bionic ears! I’m […]

Deaf News: The Ear Foundation call for more cochlear implants for deaf adults

October 25, 2013


Hearing implant charity The Ear Foundation is calling for an expansion in the use of cochlear implants for deaf adults. In a report released at a recent conference in London last week, the case for more cochlear implantation for adults is laid out citing significant benefits for patients and for the economy. The report, co-authored […]

Deaf News: Cochlear implants to show strongest growth in £5.5 billion hearing device market

July 9, 2013


Cochlear implant sales will show the strongest growth in the worldwide hearing devices market which is predicted to be worth £5.5 billion by 2018. Companies like Medel and Advanced Bionics are expected to lead further healthy growth in sales of implantable devices while an ever growing patient pool will mean hearing aid sales also continue […]

On BBC Three tonight: Taliban schoolgirl victim given cochlear implant

July 3, 2013


Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban last October and then treated for her in juries in the UK, will feature in a BBC Three documentary tonight. Malala was shot by militants on her school bus in Pakistan after campaigning for women’s rights to education. She was flown to the […]