Browsing All posts tagged under »hearing«

(e: Why I do not use the term ‘audism’

May 9, 2013


Before I discuss racism and ableism in an upcoming blog post, let me explain why I don’t use the term audism. What is audism? Gallaudet Univerisity Library offers a few different definitions of this term: “The notion that one is superior based on one’s ability to hear or to behave in the manner of one […]

Tara Sethi: Did being deaf mean we missed out on a restaurant discount?

April 22, 2013


A few friends and I recently met up for dinner one night, to catch up and have a few drinks and a yummy meal. We found a bar, and next to it, a Thai restaurant, which was advertising a special offer outside: 50% off your main meal. My friend, W, decided to go check out […]

Cristina Hartmann: A confession of sorts (on having Usher Syndrome)

April 10, 2013


I’ve agonized over writing this confession (for the lack of a better word) for months. I’ve decided just to come out with it. Many of you know that I was born profoundly deaf and received a cochlear implant when I was six. What many of you don’t know is that in the same year, I […]

Deaf news in BSL from Remark: iPhone hearing aid | Award for President of Asian Deaf organisation

April 10, 2013


Click on the titles to go to Remark’s website, then click ‘BSL’ to watch the news in beautiful sign language! Northern Ireland politician says deaf students are being failed by government the number of deaf students attending university in Northern Ireland has decreased by over 50% in the last five years. Deaf patient in Scottish […]

Callum Fox: Navigating the jungle (and how audiologists are only interested in the technical side)

March 11, 2013


As some of you may have read, I went to the audiologist for a routine checkup and ended up asking many, many questions. Because I asked, I ended up hearing some surprising stuff. Most of the revelations were detailed in last month’s blog. But there is one little bit of information that I almost forgot […]

William Mager: Billy 2.0 – Two steps forward, one back

January 24, 2013


I’ve been switched on for a month now. It’s been a really steep learning curve, and after two tuning sessions I’m starting to feel like I’m getting close to the potential of the technology itself. I can hear all sorts of stuff now, that I won’t bore you with. Hearing stuff is easy now. Identifying […]

Callum Fox: Walking the line between the hearing and deaf worlds

January 17, 2013


My name is Callum Fox. I intend to write about my experiences as a cochlear implant user and what life has been like over the 17 years since I was first implanted in 1995. I was born on July 14, 1990 in Bishop Auckland General Hospital in County Durham, and was soon discovered to be […]