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 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...

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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July 26, 2017

Hands up anyone who’s been left behind after a platform change because they didn’t hear the announcement.

And who has ever got on the wrong train because it appeared at your platform at the right time, and you didn’t hear its destination?

Yes, me too. To both. I’ve almos...

July 12, 2017

It’s that time of the year here in the UK when the kids start to break up from school and families head off on holiday.

And as several of my clients have been asking me questions about going through airport security with hearing aids or implants, and using technology on...

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