What Price Hearing?

Posted in Cochlear Implant stories

During my last visit with my counsellor, she asked me a very astute question. ‘What price do you pay to be in the hearing world?’ This was something I had never considered before and it required considerable thought over the following weeks. The conclusion that I eventually came to was that I pay a very heavy price to communicate in the hearing world.

To read more of Pat's story, go to this link

Anne's Story

Posted in Cochlear Implant stories

In 2013 I had an operation that changed my life in so many ways – I received a Cochlear Implant in my left ear.


I have a hereditary hearing loss.  I have some hearing in my right ear and am borderline profoundly deaf in my left ear. My father and grandmother were hearing impaired; my sister, nephew and uncle each wear hearing aids.

New version of our Hearing Guide

Posted in Hearing Guide

Hearing Guide


We have recently updated the Hearing Loss and Hearing Solutions guidebook. It now has additional information on bone-anchored (BAHA) devices.

Clicking the link below will open the guide in a new window - you can still save it from there.

If you would prefer to save a copy to your computer for reading later, just right mouse-click the link and choose 'Save Link As' to your preferred folder/directory. The guide has 57 pages and is 2.28MB in size.

You can go right to it from here