February 7, 2018

For a few years mindfulness has been a real buzz word in the business and health communities.

What is mindfulness?

In a nutshell, mindfulness is the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment, and accepting what’s happening without labelling it as good or...

February 6, 2018

In 2014 I was made redundant. I was absolutely gutted as I loved my job, and the people I worked with. My former employers rang me while I was on holiday to make me redundant (I know!) so what was meant to be a relaxing break quickly turned into an online job search.  

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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...

February 1, 2018

Did you know you can keep your hearing aids on during an operation? I didn’t until I went into hospital last year. It was the first time I had been admitted since I have needed a hearing aid for my ‘good’ ear.

I was really worried about how I would hear in the anaesthet...

January 25, 2018

“You idiot! How could you have thought she said that?!”

“You’re so boring not going to that gig. I’m surprised you’ve got any friends left.”

“Why bother tarting yourself up? Nobody wants to date someone deaf”

Does any of this sound familiar? Now, go back and read those th...

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