Monthly Archives: May 2012

A funny thing happened . . .

Just a quick post on something rather extraordinary wrapped up in the guise of something very ordinary, namely paying for my Saturday paper at a till in W H Smith. The thing is, I’ve always been quite a chatty and … Continue reading

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A Call for Help Gets Answered

CochlearImplantHELP.com, a new and comprehensive website aimed at helping current and future users of cochlear implants and their families, announces their website launch. A need was identified to help others better navigate their journey to receiving a cochlear implant, whether … Continue reading

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A close shave

I’ve been shaving with a double-edged safety razor for a few months now. While I generally focus on technique, a BBS (baby’s-bottom smooth) shave is always a goal. And I frequently get large BBS areas, but even after some touch-up, there is always a … Continue reading

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A Musical Odyssey

One woman’s CI adventures with Music! Going from normal hearing to zero hearing while I slept was quite the reality to wake up to!    My days of singing, playing guitar and clarinet came to an abrupt halt.  Just like that. … Continue reading

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Who Am I Hiding From?

“I thought after surgery you don’t have to wear those things anymore?” “Do you wear that thing all the time?” “Isn’t it a bit too big?” “Don’t you think it looks ugly?” “Are you planning to grow your hair?”   … Continue reading

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ABI – Auditory Brainstem Implants

A query came in from a reader – Auditory brainstem implants is finally going to become a reality for me,  I’m on the urgent list for another MRI. The ABI surgeon is currently being registered under a neurosurgeon for the … Continue reading

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The Funeral

I learnt a lot about my mother during her funeral service – her soundscape, so long hidden from me, was revealed as her favourite pieces of music were played. Dad picked the music, as he knew where I did not, … Continue reading

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