6 Myths And Facts About Hearing Loss

Whilst researching hearing loss in the early stages of my SSHL diagnosis, I came across a lot of myths about hearing loss out there so I thought it was time to debunk these and give you the facts. Continue reading “6 Myths And Facts About Hearing Loss”

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Sorry, You’re What? Lip-reading Fails

Mishearing conversation is a regular occurrence for me and always has been, but after losing all of my hearing in my right ear I began mishearing words and sentences on a daily basis and the words became more and more obscure or just downright stupid. Reading lips is a LOT harder than you think it is. Continue reading “Sorry, You’re What? Lip-reading Fails”

Travel Advice For the Deaf/Hearing Impaired

As Spring finally seems to have sprung thoughts obviously turn to the warmer months and holidays abroad. For the deaf/hearing impaired this can bring a whole host of obstacles their way and hamper their ability to really relax and enjoy those cocktails on the beach. . Continue reading “Travel Advice For the Deaf/Hearing Impaired”

A Partners View

So a lot of my blog posts have been from my perspective; how I feel about the hearing loss, how I have coped and what I have found helpful so I thought it would be nice to focus this post on how my¬†partner has found the whole experience of being with a hearing impaired person and what advice he would offer to other couples in the same position as us.. Continue reading “A Partners View”

Hearing Loss And Tinnitus In The Work Environment

Hearing loss in the working environment can be one of the most difficult situations you find yourself in, especially if you work in a fast paced office environment or in telesales. It can often lead to feelings of inadequacies or inferiority. I know when I first had my hearing loss, I really struggled with being at work.

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Coping with Silence

It has been a while since I last updated this blog – simply because I don’t have anything new to talk about really, life has pretty much returned to normality since the implant for which I am truly grateful.

As you may already know I am currently volunteering with the fabulous charity Hearing Link UK and I was recently approached about being in contact with a lady whose mother has just had the CI operation, of course I agreed without hesitation. Continue reading “Coping with Silence”

Flying With My Robot Ear

Last week  brought a new first for me; the first time I have flown with my implant!!

I was a bit nervous about this, but was pleased that we had a short-haul flight before our rather hectic honeymoon travelling. I researched A LOT and found quite a fair bit of conflicting advice. Some sources stated that a CI user should not go through the metal detectors at the airport as there is risk of the processor being scrambled so you should opt for a full body pat down whereas some sources said it was absolutely fine to go through the detectors but that you may hear a buzzing noise and you will set off the detector. Continue reading “Flying With My Robot Ear”

Rehabilitation

As I write this I am currently poorly with the flu. People (i.e. doctors, audiologists and other CI users) don’t tell you how frustrating this is as a CI user, it is frustrating because I cannot blow my nose. Yes, that’s right, I cannot blow my nose!! This is because the action of blowing your nose puts pressure on your eardrum and can create a little vacuum and potentially cause the electrodes to shift position. When you have full blown flu this is not ideal! I think I managed one hour of sleep as I was so paranoid I might stop breathing while asleep. *sigh* Continue reading “Rehabilitation”