Monthly Archives: November 2011

Birding Through Vision and Hearing Challenges

Martha Steele This article appeared in Bird Observer Vol.39, No.5, October 2011. Reproduced with kind permission. This is a personal story about my journey through stages of birding defined by progressive vision loss and hearing challenges. I have Usher syndrome, … Continue reading

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Hearing things . . . ?

Sometimes hearing people take things so much for granted they don’t actually notice what they’re hearing. The other day the Bear and I were out on a shopping trip in the beautiful city of Bath – full of independent shops … Continue reading

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Q&A: Cochlear implants and Ménière’s Disease

I wondered if you have any experience of Meniere’s Disease and it’s effect on a cochlear implant. I have had my implant for 3 years now but just recently it is struggling with fluctuating levels. READ ON

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Q&A: Cochlear implants and concussion

Do you or any of your readers know of someone having a concussion after being implanted? My adult son was implanted 4 years ago… READ ON

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A niche market

A serious post will follow and is being lovingly crafted in the ether, but for now, I just have to share this with you. My linguistic antennae often twitch when I see an interesting magazine or newspaper – one of … Continue reading

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Sonova and Advanced Bionics …. it’s “mini-me” time!

Advanced Bionics cochlear implant components are quietly getting smaller with improvements. I took a photo of my older implant’s magnet (blue cap) alongside my newer implant’s magnet (purple cap).  The magnet is smaller as you can see on the right, … Continue reading

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