Monthly Archives: February 2011

Redressing the deaf/hearing balance Part II

People say ‘silence is golden’ without really understanding just why that is: it’s a platitude. Far from it being odd for us to consider the quality of silence, we deaf people don’t just live intimately with it, we inhabit it, … Continue reading

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CI rehabilitation – save money!

Always on the lookout, I found some great offers to use for listening practice. * Audiobooks £30 voucher for £9 – valid for another 13 hours (midnight 18 Feb) * 70% off HMV boxsets – valid through 2011 READ ON

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The cultural gap

Today was a reminder that the cultural gap between deaf and hearing people yawns just as wide as ever. I’m not talking about Deaf Culture vs Hearingism or anything like that. It’s the communication gap (again). I met a couple … Continue reading

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R.I.P Subtitles

From watching telly tubbies to songs of praise, I needed subtitles to understand the lingo. So, for years Ceefax 888 was my domain. Anything that didn’t have subtitles was a huge turn off. If you invited a HOH friend over … Continue reading

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Leap of faith …. mission accomplished

Geez three months sure has flown by, it’s been the ride of my life. You may remember my old post Boyakasha where with hearing aids I got 0% on my listening test. Chuckles to himself.. You couldn’t do worse eh? … Continue reading

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Advanced Bionics recall update

Advanced Bionics have an update on the recall. AB have identified the malfunctioning problem of two defective cochlear implants, which were giving shocks and pain to the users. Over 5,000 devices were voluntarily recalled by Advanced Bionics. READ ON

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