Browsing All posts tagged under »hard of hearing«

Charlie Swinbourne: 10 things you should NEVER give a deaf person for Christmas, including hearing aid batteries

December 16, 2016


1. DVD without subtitles Buying us a DVD without subtitles is a bit like giving a hearing person a DVD […]

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

March 10, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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