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Cochlear Implant & Deafness
Me and Julie Andrews!

To be sung in a Julie Andrews voice a la Sound of Music! “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start When you read you begin with A B C When you hear you begin with Tip Tap Tea Sit Sat Sea…..”   Yeah, I know, I know – why the

Oh, the buzzing of the bees…..!

…. An explosion of sound. For twenty three years my left ear had been dead, killed in my eighteen metre fall. On Monday it was resurrected back to life through a Cochlear Implant. Sound came exploding back with a vigour and at times unpleasant force. Mum, Liz and I trooped into Jenny’s office. Once I

Stunning news!!!!!!

Gaynor asked us to let u know the following: I am now hearing out of the ear that has been dead for twenty three years!!!!! But it is a long process……. Stay tuned! Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you!

Memories…………

One day I was walking along a beach. It was an icy cold, windy day which meant that the wind whistled in my hearing aid making an unbelievable racquet. I took my hearing aid out so my world should then have been completely silent. But it wasn’t. I could still hear this angry wind hurling

A Question of Balance!

In my childhood, I used to come home from school, race through my homework and then my brother and I would mount our bikes and we were off. We would meet other members of “The Gang” and together we got up to all sorts of escapades. In the veld there was a broken sewage pipe

Miracle Man!

It begins: Faith. Yes, I have a great faith in God. But, I have learned that God’s ways are very different to the ways of man. To the ways of Gaynor Young! So, while I can hope and pray that something turns out a certain way, God might have a different plan in mind for

Awake!

‘B’ again! Just to say Gaynor is out of theatre and awake! She will blog properly about everything soon!

It’s happening!!!!!

Hi there, it’s ‘B’ Gaynors’s friend guest blogging. Just to let you all know, that despite everything, broken hands, chest infections etc etc, her 2nd  Cochlear Implant is definitely going ahead this afternoon. She or I will let you know how it has gone later!

‘Oh no! ……………..Disaster!’

You know sometimes things happen that make you realise how important people are in your life! On Tuesday evening, Perdita (my wire haired Dachshund) and I were making our regular walk from my apartment to my Mum’s. It was a beautiful evening and I was humming as I strolled. Perdita strutted along beside me, gleefully

“And the sponsor is…………..!”

     The old adage: “it’s not what your know but who you know” is so true! About three years after my accident, my cousin, Mike Campbell Young, decided that he would buy me a hearing aid. We went to a large complex in Pretoria known as The Ear Institute. There I was fitted with

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