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”

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The Deaflympics

I’m sure you all have heard about the 2016 Rio Olympics (Well done Team GB, an incredible 67 medals!) and you will have seen all the amazing and inspiring advertisements surrounding the Paralympics which is due to start on 7th September 2016 but have you heard about the Deaflympics? Continue reading “The Deaflympics”

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”

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?”

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”

Famous People Living With Hearing Loss

Following on from the BBC’s inspirational story last week on the Deaf women working in the White House and seeing as it is a dull and dreary Monday, I thought I would post an inspiring blog for you all today with the aim of reminding you that a) you are not alone in your hearing loss and b) you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Continue reading “Famous People Living With Hearing Loss”

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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