October 30, 2018

Last weekend I went to see Saxon play at Manchester Academy. They’re a heavy metal band, so as you can imagine the gig was pretty loud!

You might wonder why on earth someone with hearing loss and tinnitus would willingly subject themselves to a sustained period of loud...

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 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...

December 23, 2017

Over the next few days we’re going to be eating a lot of food, most of it around the dinner table. And that can be a real challenge for people with hearing loss.

Here are my six top tips to help you enjoy Christmas meals as much as everyone else around the table (sorry,...

December 11, 2017

In a recent blog I talked about how I had eventually grown more comfortable with talking about my hearing loss early on when meeting new people at the pub or at parties.

Quite a few people got in touch asking “what do you say?”

So, let’s talk about your hearing loss elev...

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