Browsing All posts tagged under »hearing aids«

Emily Howlett: What it’s like to be a deaf auntie

August 29, 2014

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It’s one thing being a mother. It’s quite another being a deaf mother. And being a deaf auntie is a whole different ball game. At least when you are the parent of a brat, you are allowed to acknowledge that it is, indeed, a brat and decide how you will deal with it. You don’t […]

“Deafness wasn’t my problem, it was my attitude towards it that was the problem.” Jane Billingham on discovering hearing aids at 47

August 8, 2014

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My name is Jane. At the age of 47, in 2013, I started wearing hearing aids. I was well aware of my hearing problems 10 years prior to becoming a hearing aid wearer although I decided to hide behind the character assessments people had given me: Anti-social, ignorant, introvert, shy. It was easier to accept […]

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 […]