September 10, 2018

So, it’s been kind of quiet on my blog lately. That’s because I’ve been looking after some health stuff that’s been going on.

As well as hearing loss I also have several chronic health conditions – endometriosis and chronic pain being just two of them. Sometimes they al...

March 12, 2018

Most people reading my recent blog about waking up completely deaf have had the same reaction "that must have been so frightening!" And it was. I was in ugly-crying, full-scale panic mode for the first three days while I pushed through one emergency health appointment...

February 5, 2018

What’s it like to have a long-term condition where there’s no cure, and no guaranteed medical treatment to alleviate it?

If you have tinnitus, you’ll know.

You might describe your experience as frustrating, exhausting, distressing, hopeless, excruciating, unbearable and...

January 16, 2018

Picture this: your family want to go out for dinner. Your 15-year-old daughter really wants to go to the achingly trendy new pizza place. It’s vibrant and fun with an open kitchen, big open space, tiled floor and loud music. You’d much prefer your favourite gastro pub,...

December 15, 2017

The Phonak Roger Pen features in a lot of Access to Work recommendations, alongside other microphones in the Roger family. And they feature a lot in discussions in hearing loss Facebook groups.

So, for the curious, here’s a little bit about them.

First up: the Roger Pen:

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