Deaf N Able Blog​

Coping with Deafness Sessions on Zoom

Members of the Stafford group, Tom (TUTOR), Steph, Karen Cythia and Diane learning, laughing and taking part in discussion. We will meet again after the Summer Break for a ten week term. If you want to become more assertive about

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Numbers Lament

“If the person you’re serving seems very slow,it could be there deaf, it’s quite common you know.Though we try very hard we are often get muddled,Don’t think that we’re daft or our brains are befuddled.Out shopping, the phone or in

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Difficult Decisions

We need to ensure that Hearing Loss in Adults and the provision of NHS Hearing Aids is the key focus or rather whether they will reinstate provisions of NHS Digital Hearing Aids to North Staffordshire (Moorlands/Newcastle). BSL interpreters and Electronic Notetaker

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THE SPEECH BANANA

The speech banana indicates the range in decibels and frequency of “normal” conversational speech Speech is made up of consonants and vowels Vowels are louder and of lower frequency than consonants. Vowels may often be heard more easily. Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/

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TIZ THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY? NOT IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR HEARING!

Please when you are having a family get together or an office party at this time of the year, don’t forget the person you know who has a hearing problem, they will not be able to follow everyone, they probably won’t hear the joke, the noise and chatting around them is probably a muffled sound, this could be on top of their tinnitus, which are noises in the brain.

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Your NOT deaf enough !

There appears to be a policy within the National Health Services Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that the onset of hearing loss is more troublesome than life changing, why else would the two CCGs in my county of Shropshire be considering to NOT provide free hearing aids to patients who are diagnosed with Mild to Moderate hearing loss

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