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Deborah Rehmat: Gradual hearing loss – “It’s more about not being able to understand”

September 17, 2014


“It’s not really so much about not being able to hear – it’s more about not being able to understand”. My father and I were talking on the phone when he made this remark about progressive hearing loss – something we talk about a lot these days. He has worn hearing aids for decades and […]

Deaf News: Shocking 73-week wait for hearing aid reassessment in Wales is revealed

June 26, 2014


Patients with hearing loss in one area of Wales are being forced to wait up to 73 weeks, or 17 months, to get reassessed for hearing aids, Wales Online reports. Figures obtained from Cym Taf Health Board by the local Liberal Democrat Group show the shocking delay patients face to obtain hearing aids if they […]

Deaf News: Toddler left to celebrate birthday in silence after burglars steal his hearing aid

May 9, 2014


The Manchester Evening News has reported how a deaf toddler was left to celebrate his birthday in silence after burglars stole his hearing aid. (Please note: as our commenters have pointed out, children can learn sign language before they can learn to speak, contrary to the comments of the mother in the article) Extract: A […]

Deaf News: Hope for justice for US Deaf prisoner Felix Garcia as three-part documentary airs on TV

December 20, 2013


Last night, the first part of a three-part documentary aired on Al Jazeera America’s flagship America Tonight programme called Deaf in Prison. The story focuses on a profoundly deaf Cuban American prisoner called Felix Garcia, who was imprisoned in 1983 for a crime his brother has since confessed to. I first became aware of Felix’s story two […]

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 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 […]

Deaf News: Mobile app turns iPhone into a hearing aid!

March 27, 2013


Researchers at the University of Essex have developed a free mobile app that turns an iPhone or iPod into a hearing aid, using the phone’s microphone and a set of headphon. Unlike standard hearing aids that simply amplify all sounds, the BioAid app is inspired by biology and replicates the complexities of the human ear. […]

William Mager: Billy 2.0 – Activate!

December 12, 2012


A month since the operation, and I feel fine. There is however one unfortunate side effect which I need to share with you. I can’t blow my nose properly. If I sneeze with my mouth closed, or blow my nose REALLY REALLY HARD, I feel this sudden POP under the skin of my skull covering […]