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Deaf News: Hearing Link urge Deaf adults to give their views on hearing services in England

July 25, 2014

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UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link is urging adults who have used NHS hearing care services to get hearing aids or other support to make their views known about the quality of the service they received. Health service regulator Monitor has launched a full review into how well the hearing care service model is working, […]

What helps people wear their hearing aids? Research from the Cochrane Collaboration

July 25, 2014

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WHY AREN’T YOU WEARING YOUR HEARING AIDS? Sorry for shouting; I know that’s not helpful, actually. I’m wearing mine, but then I can’t hear a thing without them, and if you can then it’s all more complicated. So far from straightforward, in fact, that up to 40% of adults with acquired hearing loss who are […]

The Secret Deafie: Why I gave up wearing hearing aids

July 7, 2014

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The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This one comes from a Deaf man who has tried internet dating… I was born profoundly deaf. My parents found out when I was only 2 years old, having not responded to my name being called but to a thumping foot vibration […]

Corey Williams: Why I said no to cochlear implants for my daughter

June 9, 2014

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Una, meaning “unity” and “only one” was born at home. We spent the first two days together in my bedroom. On day three we made a move to the living room where my dogs had been waiting to see what all the fuss was about. Having never seen a baby before, the barking was intense […]

Deaf News: Plan to scrap free NHS hearing aids under fire

June 8, 2014

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North Staffordshire Clinical Commission Group (CCG) are considering scrapping providing hearing aids to people with a mild or moderate age-related hearing loss and have asked for local people’s views on the proposals. People have been asked to fill in an online survey or attend public meetings to air their views on the proposals which would save […]

Lynda Leigh: What it feels like to be a silent rebel – not wearing my hearing aids

June 2, 2014

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I decided to not wear my hearing aids today, tomorrow and the day after. Why? My house-minding companions are furry or feathered. Cluck, neigh and woof is a language I don’t understand. I’m not required to answer my host’s phone as it goes straight to message bank. Not expecting any visitors as I’m a visitor […]

The Question: Do deaf people sleep better at night than hearing people?

May 8, 2014

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Do deaf people sleep more peacefully than hearing folk? This question occurred to me when we were buying our house last year. Our house is next to a main road, but since my wife and I are deaf, we had no worries over the prospect of being disturbed by traffic noise. We just wouldn’t hear […]