Monthly Archives: March 2011

Free audio book

You can download one free audiobook from Audible with a 14 day free trial. This free trial is only available to new members of Audible. Great listening practice for cochlear implants! READ ON Advertisements

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Let me have a two-can string telephone

Did you play with string telephones as a child? This is a game that deaf children most likely don’t play…. unless they can lip read the length of a string. I got my chance last week …. it was thrilling! … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by The Bear

Hello. I’m the Bear and I’m your guest blogger just this once, cos my wife has been nagging me long enough. She thought it’d be a good idea to tell people how things are for ME now, rather than you … Continue reading

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

I’ve been jolly frustrated for a while at having almost-normal hearing with my cochlear implant but not understanding speech. My hearing is like that of a one-year-old, I have had almost no hearing for all of my life, and suddenly … Continue reading

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The art of noise

I am amazed at the fragility/stillness/silence of being deaf. Don’t know if its the right word… It’s the really small noises that seem to be the most noisy/intense/annoying with a C.I. There are so many noises that reverberate all the … Continue reading

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Raisins and bacon on my anniversary

A phone call, cake ingredients, and no lipreading make for an interesting One ‘ear Anniversary …. READ ON

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Fran’s story

Remember last December? On one of the coldest and snowiest days of the winter my daughter and I got up at 6am and arrived as requested at the RNNTE hospital in Kings Cross at 7.30 for my long-awaited cochlear implant, … Continue reading

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