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Midweeks on Mute: Syncopated Beats

It never ceases to astound me how many people seem to permanently wear their earphones. Nowadays, ‘I love music’ doesn’t mean that you play an instrument or take delight in mixing tracks, singing in choirs, and writing new tunes for old songs. 321 more words

Deafness

When You Want to Smack 'Em With Your Cane

When you are differently-abled, going to the bathroom can be a pain in the… well?

… BUTT.

If you are partnered with a service dog, it can make the process even trickier until you get a nice routine down. 649 more words

Hearing Loss

The Action Plan for Hearing Loss in Wales

This framework sets out what NHS Wales wants to achieve in an integrated health and social care system for D/deaf/people living with hearing loss.

The Framework is in three parts: 78 more words

Current: Issue 10 (Spring 2017)

Why I am back early from my blogging break

I have enjoyed my blogging break, but I have also partly missed it. While way, I have had a lot of ‘me time,’ just doing what I want to do, on my own. 511 more words

Mental Health

Happy New Ears!

May 19, 2017

The day James got his new ears.

It was a whirlwind of a day to be honest. I have thought about this day and how it would go in my head for months. 1,360 more words

How To Survive A Public Restroom When You Have Hearing Loss

I have been flying a lot lately, which means plenty of time in airport bathrooms. Many have made huge strides in cleanliness and a large number are now more eco-friendly, but they have also gotten louder – dangerously so in some cases.  399 more words

Hearing Loss

What are the Benefits of Wearing Earplugs

Wearing Earplugs

People wear earplugs for various reasons. Some of them desire to keep their ears safe from noises, others want to prevent water from entering their ears during their swimming sessions, while some people desire to keep other things away by using ear plugs. 350 more words