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Music with a cochlear implant online resources from Southampton implant programme

This is an interesting group from Southampton university all about helping people with cochlear implants to enjoy music It has a multidisciplinary approach and is definitely worth a look if you support adults or wear a CI yourself. It also has an online training module, called More from Music. [break More from Music Online music training programme (Be aware when I first clicked o...

Posted on March 8, 2017 14:13

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Audiology Counselling skills:Phonak's postion statement on family centred care

Query: I am an audiologist working with adults and would really like to find out some information about being patient centred and also making sure my patient's partners and family are part of the process. Do you have anything you could share? Reply: There has been a recent article published in Hearing Review that outlines some of the issues really well. Here is the link:

Posted on May 20, 2016 16:15

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Which electronic stethoscope is compatble with Harmony CI?

Query: My daughter has a harmony cochlear implant in her right ear. She has recently started Teeside university as a student nurse. We are having great difficulty sourcing a hearing impaired stethoscope in the UK. It appears we need to purchase from USA. I would be grateful for any advice you may be able to provide? The product that has been mentioned as being possibly one to look out for is the Cardionics E Scope

Posted on October 19, 2015 23:41

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67 year old looking for info about cochlear implants

I am 67years old and finally at the point where my hearing aids are just not powerful enough to overcome my poor hearing. I have been told I am going to be assessed for a cochlear implant and wondered where I could look for some support and some for things to inform my decision? Reply:Yes we can appreciate this is a big decision with lots of questions about the process and what it may involve. We have ...

Posted on September 13, 2015 16:15

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Radio series by adult CI user:

Enquiry: Are you interested in what some of our young adults with CIís are doing? Here is Helen Willis, who wears a cochlear implant and is studying at Oxford university. Helen has created a new radio series on her Uniís radio station about raising awareness of all things disability and the first episode can now be downloaded if anyone wants to have a listen. This is wh...

Posted on June 2, 2014 16:02

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Help! Teacher with sudden hearing loss

Enquiry. Iíve been asked to advise about a young teacher at another school linked to ours who has sudden onset severe high frequency hearing loss. She is a great teacher but finding the sudden change difficult, needless to say. Can you think of any technology that might help her to hear what the students are saying... I know itís a tricky one as this is a large city comp so the kids wonít be passing round any microphones! Any thoughts or ideas, Iíd really ap...

Posted on February 12, 2014 14:43

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Need Stethoscope to link to my CI

Enquiry: I am a student nurse preparing to take my blood pressure and cardio exam. The issue is that I am also deaf and wear a hearing aid in my one ear and a Freedom cochlear implant in the other. As part of the exam I will be required to listen out for heart rhythms etc. I was hoping you could help me source a stethoscope that was compatible with my cochlear implant. I have looked at some electronic versions, but they all seem to be in the States and not in...

Posted on March 26, 2013 12:26

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Improving science lab acoustics

Enquiry: One of our teachers has a cochlear implant in one ear. The acoustics in his classroom/science lab are not brilliant. Are there any easy technological solutions to this, short of sound proofing the whole room? Reply: There are no easy solutions to this. Science labs are notoriously poor acoustically. Ideally you would want carpets and blinds to help deaden any reverberation but this may not b...

Posted on July 7, 2011 17:58

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