An undisclosed location Somewhere off the East Coast of Uganda To whom it may concern, Please accept this letter as a formal notice of the resignation of my post with your esteemed company, effective as of the moment the ink dries upon the page (and just to be sure I have used my very own … More An Open Letter of Resignation
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…?
Sometimes you just want to get on with your work. But the nurse on duty was being polite and asking what I studied. Then his moustache twitched excitedly and his eyes lit up and out poured a tale of world travel and priest training and the joy of hermeneutics. A discussion of Mary as co-redemptrix … More On Being Heard
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)
Run a quick search through your favourite search engine and you will find thousands upon thousands of articles listing The Top X Books of All Time Ever or X of the Worst Books Not Worth the Paper They’re Printed On. They come in a crazy variety of categories including (but not limited to) Thriller, Romance, … More Five Books That Shaped Me As A Writer
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.
You can be sad when Summer comes. It’s harder to admit though. Everyone else seems so caught up in the lighter nights and plans for holidays to exciting new places. Outside birds are nesting and temperatures gradually climbing, but inside your heart still huddles against the Winter winds.
Take heart, tired soul. Come to the Psalms with me. … More The Lifter Up of Heads
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