Today marks the end of Deaf Awareness Week. During the last week we have had a number of posts from some great bloggers. We’ve covered everything from Baby Sign through to Facts and Figures from Action on Hearing. I would like to thank our guest bloggers who are either themselves featured in the photo above or their children are. You can read this weeks posts … Continue reading My Sunday Photo 17:14 Hearing Matters!
Originally posted in May last year Written by Keighley Miles May plays host to Deaf Awareness Week (2-8) May and they are celebrating 10 years since the launch of new-born hearing screening (NBHS). This is something that is close to our heart because it was during Leo’s New-born hearing screening there was fears raised about his hearing. I (mum) have decided to write a bit … Continue reading Our Deaf Journey – Recap.
Did you know that in 2015 over 11 million people in the U.K. had a hearing loss of some description, that’s equivalent to 1 in 6 of us and that by 2035 that number is expected to rise to 15.6 million or 1 in 5. That number is just staggering when you actually stop to think about it. In fact most people probably know someone … Continue reading Hearing Matters from Action on Hearing
Following on from the last update where we were waiting for St Thomas’s to have a meeting to decided whether or not to proceed with Leo having Cochlear Implants. We received the news from St Thomas that they want to wait for a while to see if Leo’s hearing gets worse or he falls further behind with his speech levels. Although not the news we … Continue reading Our Cochlear Journey Update #3
written by Carly Sygrove of My Hearing Loss Story Nine months ago I was sitting in a school auditorium, listening to a guest speaker giving a presentation. I am a teacher of Early Years children, and this was part of the school training sessions, a week before the start of the new school year. I lifted my head up from writing some notes, and out of … Continue reading My Experience of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Written by Hollie of Thrifty Mum What’s baby sign language? I was first introduced to baby signing when bumping into an old school friend. She had been taking her 1 year old daughter from being a couple of months old to a local baby signing class. We made time to go for a coffee and that’s when I witness how amazing baby signing is. Baby signing … Continue reading An Experience of Baby Sign Language
Written by Sarah and Laura of Arthurwears You can follow Arthurwears on the following links Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Sudden hearing loss in a child can come as a huge shock. Not only does it change their perception of the world around them and put them in a potentially frightening and unfamiliar situation – it also changes the lives of those around them, who interact with them, who are used … Continue reading Living with EVA
I have often spoken about Leo’s hearing loss and where we are within his journey. One thing I have never written about though is the fact that since Christmas, we’ve all been learning BSL (British Sign Language) to help Leo communicate his wants and needs. It will also come in handy when he has his operation for Cochlear Implants and after he operation he will … Continue reading Learning a New Language!