Breaking The Silence: Live

The Channel 4 documentary Breaking The Silence: Live which aired this evening at 8pm proved to be emotional viewing, especially for me, having gone through the same experience early last year. 

I identified with so much of what the patients talked about, not only about their medical diagnosis, but with their feelings of isolation, loss of character and confidence and deterioration of their relationships with loved ones.  Continue reading “Breaking The Silence: Live”

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An Experts View

Today’s post is a little different but one we think you will find extremely useful.

We recently asked audiologist Lindsey Banks over at Everyday Hearing some hearing loss related questions we think you would be interested to know about from an expert’s position. Continue reading “An Experts View”

Sunshine Blogger Award

I am delighted that The Invisible Disability and Me has been nominated for another award! This time we have been awarded the Sunshine Blogger Award by Dream Fly Discover. I am truly grateful for the award and to all of you who read my blog. P.s. I happen to love sunflowers too! Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award”

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”

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?”

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”

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”