How Pennywise the Dancing Clown helped me to hear again

I recently watched the movie IT Chapter Two, which is a sequel to the 2017 movie IT; both of which are based upon a 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears and phobias … More How Pennywise the Dancing Clown helped me to hear again

Here’s what music sounds like through an auditory implant

For some people with severe hearing loss, it is possible to restore their hearing with an auditory implant (also known as cochlear implants). These electronic devices are surgically implanted into the inner ear, converting the sound from the world into electrical signals that are sent through the auditory nerve to the brain. The damaged parts … More Here’s what music sounds like through an auditory implant

Hearing Aid Technology Has Limitations, Roger Can Overcome Them

Its no secret that I am a massive fan of Phonak’s Roger technology and I have often referred to it as the Swiss Army Knife for hearing aid users. Alot of the successes that I have had in my role as a clinical teleaudiologist are a result of how I have been able to incorporate … More Hearing Aid Technology Has Limitations, Roger Can Overcome Them

Turn it down! How games are ruining kids’ hearing

Children as young as four are increasingly at risk of hearing loss because of loud music played through headphones and earbuds, experts warn. Ear Science Institute Australia has revealed an increasing number of children and teenagers are experiencing temporary and sometimes permanent noise-induced hearing loss. Among them is 11-year-old Michal Durech, who suffered damage in … More Turn it down! How games are ruining kids’ hearing

Tinnitus: How I deal with it

Cicadas. Metal screeching. High-pitched ringing. Whooshing. Pulsing. Static. These are some of the ways of describing the constant sounds of tinnitus. Frequenting clubs, pub gigs, live concerts and music festivals means there are more younger people today feeling the effect of tinnitus. According to Tinnitus Australia, one in ten Australians are affected by tinnitus. The … More Tinnitus: How I deal with it

This Woman Can’t See Or Hear, But That Hasn’t Changed Her Career Choice

Vanessa Vlajkovic, 21, said people need to understand being deafblind doesn’t mean she’s “from another planet” and doesn’t want to be limited to a disability category. Vlajkovic is a cheerleader, beauty pageant finalist, ballroom dancer, postgraduate student and past winner of Western Australia’s Young Person Of The Year Award. She is also deafblind, a condition … More This Woman Can’t See Or Hear, But That Hasn’t Changed Her Career Choice

Cinemas without subtitles on big screen are spoiling movie magic for deaf cinemagoers

Alexandra McKenzie loves watching movies, but a trip to the cinema is usually a frustrating and disappointing experience. As others stock up on popcorn and drinks, Ms McKenzie collects a closed-caption device called CaptiView, which she places in the cupholder next to her seat. She then spends the entire film glancing at the screen and … More Cinemas without subtitles on big screen are spoiling movie magic for deaf cinemagoers