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The flip side of the coin!

  * “Sound has a profound effect on the senses. It can be both heard and felt. It can even be seen with the mind’s eye. It can almost be tasted and smelled. Sound can evoke responses of the five senses. Sound can paint a picture, produce a mood, trigger the senses to remember another

My Deaf Guy!!!

       Guy had been deaf for nine years.        When he had been shopping in New York he had been mugged. Yeah, it’s not only in South Africa that muggings occur! He had been hit on the part of his brain that is connected to his hearing and as a result

Pipedown!!!!!

 Before my Cochlear Implants, going to restaurants with a group of friends, was a total nightmare. I battled to understand what was being said. I found that cupping a person under the chin made it easier for me to pick up what they were saying. I was able to feel the vibration of their voices

Celine Dion, watch out!

Three months down the line, what differences has having my second CI made to my life? Let me tell you a story! I used to have a great voice. It was clear, strong and true. (Hmmmm, okay, so modesty might not be one of my strong points, but with brain damage, one always tends to

The Birds!

I was standing outside the front gate waiting for my lift to arrive. It was a beautiful, crisp winters day. The sky was that “South African” blue. I can’t think of a  better word to describe it – South African blue. Come to South Africa merely to see the skies. They are like no other!

Isiah 40!

“Those that wait upon The Lord shall rise up like Eagles.” Isiah 40 When I had my accident I was deafened by my fall. I had no hearing whatsoever in my left ear and two percent hearing left in my right. I was, to put it bluntly, deaf! I had a lot wrong with me

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

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