Why We Are Loving The Teeny Tiny Ditto

Ditto

Adverb | uk /ˈdɪt.əʊ/ us /ˈdɪt̬.oʊ/

Used to agree with something that has just been said, or to avoid repeating something that has been said.

Ditto

Noun | uk /ˈdɪt.əʊ/ us /ˈdɪt̬.oʊ/ also ditto mark

 A symbol “ that means “the same” and is used in a list to avoid writing again the word written immediately above it.

Or perhaps the Oxford Dictionary needs to update their definitions to include this teeny gadget designed by Simple Matters which vibrates to alert you to your calls, texts, app notifications or alarms. Continue reading “Why We Are Loving The Teeny Tiny Ditto”

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The Perils of Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for not blogging much these past few weeks, life has been a bit hectic lately and it has been put to the back of my mind – I promise I didn’t forget about you lovely readers though. But enough of that and onto this week’s post…

This past week I have been reminded of just how much I rely on my cochlear implant. My husband occasionally works night shifts and I really don’t like these shifts, not for soppy reasons like I miss him (if he is reading this – I obviously do!!) but because I barely sleep a wink. Continue reading “The Perils of Hearing Loss & Tinnitus”

Blogger Recognition Award

I am over the moon to announce that I have been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Jerina over at All Fur Coat and RA.

I am truly delighted to have been nominated. Sometimes it feels like I am writing these posts to myself, sort of like a diary for me to look back on when I am old and infirm but it is genuinely wonderful to know that other people read my posts and (hopefully) find it helpful. Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”

A Harmless Disability?

Think Hearing Loss is a ‘harmless’ disability? Think again.

Hearing Loss in its varying degrees can affect individuals in different ways. Many people do not realise the effects that hearing loss can have on everyday life and a personals emotional state, unfortunately it is still very much seen as an invisible disability. Continue reading “A Harmless Disability?”

Famous People Living With Tinnitus

Another #MondayMotivation post for you all.

Often people living with tinnitus feel that they are alone, that because no one else can hear the sounds in their head, they do not suffer from tinnitus at all. Continue reading “Famous People Living With Tinnitus”

11 Myths and Facts About Cochlear Implants

My last post ‘6 Myths and Facts About Hearing Loss’ garnered a lot of interest from individuals with and without hearing loss. A lot of people were unaware of many of the facts uncovered and so I thought I would follow this up with a post on the common myths and facts about Cochlear Implants. Continue reading “11 Myths and Facts About Cochlear Implants”

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”

Looking Back

The worst thing about moving home is having to de-clutter. It’s incredible how much we hoard paperwork and silly little mementos.

Whilst sorting through the debris of old work payslips (I’m talking about over 10 years old!) and various other documents, I came across all my paperwork relating to my many, many hospital appointments and assessments for a CI. I smiled, thinking about my journey and how far I have come in little over 2 years. Continue reading “Looking Back”

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”