Monthly Archives: September 2012

I can’t hear you!

I went to the Royal Albert Hall in London last night, a concert hall with fabulous acoustics. I was really really excited about this concert as the singer was George Michael. As a child, I used to fall asleep every … Continue reading

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Course in Hearing Language: Part I

Just as a physical workout exercises different combinations of muscle groups, a hearing workout improves your ability to process sound by training across the different skills you need. You can pound the gym treadmill with the loneliness of the long-distance … Continue reading

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Annual Rituals

People need rituals – by which I mean the regular recurrences of everyday life. We know that September means autumn and ‘back to school’, a feeling which persists into adulthood of a sense of new beginnings, even as the northern hemisphere winds … Continue reading

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Bilateral annual review: Year One

It was time for my annual review. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I went bilateral. Oh how time flies! I went through the mapping process, adjusting each electrode on my newest implant – which didn’t need much … Continue reading

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A lot of nothing

“A lot of nothing,” used to be my dear mum’s most dismissive phrase when she didn’t think much of something. I’ve inherited – or rather, learnt – it from her. I’m not actually using it in a pejorative sense here, … Continue reading

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