Drizzle misted the face of the water as we pushed off from the shore. We had hardly been gone fifteen minutes when the canoe’s nose began to drift dangerously close to the rocky bank but it would be fine. It was not fine.
You probably already know that your hearing can affect your balance. It’s all quite interesting really and you can find out more here. If you didn’t know: hearing can affect your balance which is why you can end up with the wobbles when you have a cold or an ear infection. The question is: Will … More Midweeks on Mute: A Case of the Jack Sparrows
Beethoven, Mandy Harvey, Janine Roebuck, Dame Evelyn Glennie, The Hi-Notes, Angie Miller, Pete Townshend. What do they all have in common? They’re musicians! And…?
It never ceases to astound me how many people seem to permanently wear their earphones. Nowadays, ‘I love music’ doesn’t mean that you play an instrument or take delight in mixing tracks, singing in choirs, and writing new tunes for old songs. It’s more likely to denote an addiction to Spotify.
Talking on the phone was one of the first things that made me wonder if my hearing wasn’t up to scratch. I had to hold the phone to my right ear because in the left it sounded fuzzy and gradually less coherent. As a result, I’m not the biggest fan of talking on the phone, … More Midweeks on Mute: Call Me! (JK)
There was a girl in my class in highschool who had an NHS issue hearing aid. This was way back in 2006 when they were those chunky monstrosities, the same colour as fabric plasters.
This week isn’t a specific question but a concern which niggles in the backs of our minds. Everyone asks it at some point about something but if you are young and living with hearing loss, it will probably centre around that: What will people think/say? Well, they’ll think or say a lot of things, some … More Midweeks on Mute: Foot in Mouth Disease
Not to be funny, but this week’s question is probably quite a big one for younger folk, especially teenagers since their confidence is so often in their boots. Will my hearing aid be obvious? To the surprise of the audiologist, this wasn’t a concern for me. Because the first suggestion of a diagnosis was Meniere’s … More Midweeks on Mute: The Invisible Friend
One of the first things people asked when I got my hearing aid was can you hear me now? Ha. Ha. Ha. More importantly, their next question was whether it is comfortable to wear. Admittedly this had been a worry for me too in the run-up to having Dana fitted. You must remember that there … More Midweeks on Mute: A Question of Comfort
A toddler hugs a beaming grandmother. A greying couple laugh into blue skies and sunshine. A newly permed old lady laughs at a joke. An old man grins as he holds up his new hearing aid, his smile as bright as his buttercup shirt. You will have seen them a hundred times before. Yep, they’re … More Midweeks on Mute: New Series!