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...

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...

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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September 21, 2017

Did you know that 1 in 6 people in the UK have hearing loss? And with the rise of both music-related deafness and retirement ages, the number of people with hearing loss in the workforce is only set to increase.

As someone with deafness who has worked as an employee, an...

June 14, 2017

I go into a lot of different workplaces training employees on using equipment to help them hear. Often this equipment has been recommended by Access to Work, and I come in once the equipment has been delivered to ensure the employee understands how best to use it in th...

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