Browsing All posts tagged under »hearing loss«

Angie Aspinall: Three years ago today, my world went silent

April 12, 2014


It’s three years today since I… how do I say it..? Lost my hearing. Went deaf. Became suddenly deafened. Suffered ‘Sudden Sensori-neural Hearing Loss’. Suffered ‘Acquired Profound Hearing Loss’. It’s hard to sum up it up simply with an accurate description because I already had some degree of hearing loss in the affected ear and […]

Jennifer Stuessy: The 10 most dangerous places for a hearing aid

April 3, 2014


I’m notorious for using hearing aids for a LONG time.  My first one lasted NINE years.  Another one lasted TEN. With my track record, you would think I was quite fastidious in their care, using the dri-n-store, removing the battery each night and keeping it in a little box lovingly wrapped in cloth. Truthfully, I’m […]

Angie Aspinall: The one thing I wouldn’t give, in order to have my hearing back

January 21, 2014


When I suddenly lost all the hearing in my ‘good ear’ in 2011, I thought my worst fears had been realised. For so long, I had lived in dread of losing what was left of my hearing that when it seemed to be happening, I had no idea how I would ever cope. It really […]

The Question: Is it easier to start wearing hearing aids earlier in life?

October 30, 2013


I was born deaf. Although both of my parents were deaf, because I responded to some sounds, nobody realised that I was partially deaf for around a year. Or maybe it was two years – I was too young to know exactly how long. It was only when my speech didn’t develop that my hearing was […]

Kristen Hansen Brakeman: Don’t hate me because I can’t hear you

October 25, 2013


“We cran do your earwig pest cow,” the nurse said. “What?” I asked. “I said, ‘We can do your hearing test now.’” Uh-oh. Over the last few years, I’ve noticed my hearing is starting to go. I’m constantly asking people to repeat themselves. At restaurants, I have to lean in and strain to decipher the […]

Deaf News: Hearing screening campaign for people aged over 65 launched

October 2, 2013


A campaign led by deaf MP Stephen Lloyd to persuade the government to introduce a hearing screening programme for people over the age of 65 has been launched. Backed by charities Action on Hearing Loss and Age UK among others, the campaign Hearing Screening for Life is calling on the government to check hearing at […]

Mark Levin: Let’s eradicate the term ‘hearing impaired’

September 23, 2013


It started with a simple Facebook status: “Please, please, puh-lease, eradicate the word ‘hearing impaired’ from your vocabulary and all those around you who speak such nonsense. Your doctor terminology for my lack of hearing blows. I may not hear very well, but I function just fine. I am not impaired. I’m a ******* superhero. […]