Browsing All posts tagged under »hard of hearing«

Juliet England: As a call to my hospital showed, some people just don’t get Text Relay

March 10, 2015

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Ah, the old textphone. Great giver of communication and transformer of unintelligible sound into understandable, readable words. I do love […]

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. […]

Ask the Chicken: I don’t want to offend people who are more deaf than me. So what term should I use to describe myself?

January 6, 2014

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In an uncertain world, there’s one person you can turn to for dependable advice: the limping chicken. Offering sensible tips […]

Richard Turner: What would Nelson Mandela have thought about the lack of subtitles at the cinema?

January 6, 2014

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I really wanted to go and see the new film about Nelson Mandela called ‘Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ […]

Lizzie Ward: Looking for belonging between the deaf and hearing worlds

December 18, 2013

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What does it mean to you, belonging? Does it mean belonging to a group, or to another person, or to […]

Staci Jones: Why it’s hard, being a Deafie

November 8, 2013

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As a hard of hearing person living  in the 21st century, I consider myself rather lucky in terms of care […]

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 […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Hearing impaired? Hard of hearing? It’s hard to find the right term to ‘deafine’ yourself. I should know

September 27, 2013

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Mark Levin’s article on this site last week about eradicating the term ‘hearing impaired’ clearly struck a chord – it […]

Deaf News: Minister pledges support for hearing loop systems and pays tribute to charity Hearing Link

September 25, 2013

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Hearing loops are once again receiving attention and support at the highest level. Following recent coverage from BBC Breakfast News, hearing […]

Mark Levin: Let’s eradicate the term ‘hearing impaired’

September 23, 2013

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It started with a simple Facebook status: “Please, please, puh-lease, eradicate the word ‘hearing impaired’ from your vocabulary and all […]