Browsing All posts tagged under »hearing aids«

Molly Watt: My ears, my eyes, my Apple Watch

June 19, 2015

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My whole life has always evolved around technology, starting with analogue hearing aids at 18 months in order to access sound. I cannot imagine life without hearing aids, I’ve had them forever.  School was full of speech therapy, small group work and one to one with my teaching assistant, not forgetting my trusty radio aid […]

Sarah Ivermee: Why I started Lugs – so that deaf children can decorate their hearing aids and cochlear implants

June 11, 2015

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At 3 months old our first child Freddie, was diagnosed as profoundly deaf in his right ear and moderately to severely deaf in his left ear caused by CMV (cytomegalovirus) during my pregnancy. Soon after diagnosis he was given his first hearing aid, a small beige coloured device with a clear mould.  Not the best […]

Ady Swinbourne: Why I got private hearing aids after 29 years with the NHS

May 30, 2015

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At weekends, we publish popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Having been born deaf with moderate to severe hearing loss, I’ve worn NHS hearing aids since my earliest months. In many ways, these trusty aids and me […]

Deaf Sex Guru: Do deaf people wear hearing aids in bed?

May 10, 2015

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At weekends, we publish popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Here’s an article from an anonymous expert, who we’ll call Deaf Sex Guru (alas, not his real name). A reader asked him this question. Question: is ‘bedroom […]

Karen Stockton: Not everyone can adjust to digital hearing aids after a lifetime of analogue

March 28, 2015

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Every time Andy Palmer (Deputy Editor) asked me to tell the story about my experiences with digital hearing aids I have always turned him down – it […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The joy of having my ears syringed

March 5, 2015

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As usual, I’d waited far too long to get my ears cleaned. About a year ago (yes, a whole year), I went to get some new earmolds made, only to be told by the audiologist that there was too much wax in my ears. So I booked myself in at my local GPs practice for […]

Read: Jackie Ashley’s Guardian article on the effects of refusing people hearing aids

February 10, 2015

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Jackie Ashley, daughter of the late deaf politician and campaigner Lord Jack Ashley, has written an article for the Guardian today about the long-term effects of how some parts of the NHS are now planning to refuse people hearing aids. Extract: A decent hearing aid is such a small thing. Cochlear implants cost more but can keep […]