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Tamsin Coates: Whatever equipment a deaf child uses, they are still deaf

April 15, 2014


‘Is there any such thing as a deaf child anymore?’ This was a question I recently overhead, spoken by an education professional who works with children who are deaf/have a hearing loss. To put their question in context the lady was relating it to the different types of technology now available which deaf children can […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: The horror of nursery

January 24, 2014


It’s one of those things it’s best not to think about. Apparently. But it’s one of those things that gets worse as time goes on, too. Rather like vaccinations; when you take your teeny, tiny baby to be jabbed with a needle, it basically kills you. Once the doctor has had your weeping, broken remains […]

The Secret Deafie: I’m the hearing daughter of Deaf parents. Here is my story

January 14, 2014


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This writer is not deaf, but was born to Deaf adults, and writes here about her experiences. I am a CODA. I have always been the responsible one in my family, despite being the youngest. I have always felt it my duty to […]

Hameeda Raj: How having a deaf son influenced my MBA – on deaf people in employment

September 19, 2013


This is the title of my MBA Dissertation. How and why have I chosen this? We have to go back seven years, to when we discovered our two year old son was deaf. We naively thought his lack of hearing was due to ‘glue ear’ and that it would be miraculously solved by grommets. When […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: My response to baby’s Ten Commandments

September 6, 2013


My baby boy, you are so clever to have brought those previous Ten Commandments to my attention, through the open media of the Internet. Naturally, as laid out in the Tenth, I do agree with them all without reservation. I am sure that in the interest of fairness you won’t mind me replying, not with […]

Andy Palmer: As school starts again, my tips for other parents of deaf children

September 5, 2013


It’s that time of year again – back to school time. Yesterday I gave my boy an almost teary but fatherly thumbs up as he walked off down the road towards his new future as a secondary school pupil. Unlike the first day at primary school, kisses and cuddles are no longer cool. They’d be […]

Tamsin Coates: Why filling in the Disability Living Allowance form has me reaching for a drink

August 19, 2013


I belong to a secret society of drinkers. It is an elite club and one I have belonged to since I had my children. Whilst this opening statement sounds like a declaration or admission you would expect to hear from a frazzled worn out mother at an AA meeting it is more a desperate cry […]