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Ellie Parfitt
Ellie was born profoundly deaf, uses verbal communication, lipreads and wears Phonak hearing aids. She is currently learning British Sign Language. Ellie hasn’t let her disability stand in the way and embraces every new challenge. Her deafness didn't prevent her from achieving major accomplishments in her life, such as excelling in her education, working as a Marketing Executive for a Spa & Health Club, Events and Promotions Staff for a local newspaper as well as blogging for Hearing Like Me. She is passionate about deaf awareness, campaigning for equality and helping others through her personal blog as Deafie Blogger.

Good Vibrations Music Festival: Q&A with Emma Rudkin

Have you ever felt that a concert or festival hasn’t been accessible to you, due to your hearing loss? Would you dream of going to a fully-accessible deaf-aware festival? Guess what? It’s happening!

The‘Good Vibrations Music and Arts Festival’ is happening later this month in Texas, and I had the chance to talk to the festival organizer, Emma Rudkin about the event. 

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What happened when I went to my first audiology appointment alone

Over the last 20 years of my life, audiology appointments have become a regular commitment in my life, due to my profound hearing loss.

Up until I turned 18, I was in the children’s Audiology department, and for each routine appointment and check-up I would visit my audiologist with my parents. Now that I’m older, I’m enrolled in the adult department, where allow for more independence, such as booking appointments when you feel it’s convenient to do so.

Growing up and becoming more independent with my hearing aids have been an interesting experience. Here’s what I encountered during my first audiology appointment alone:

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3 ways my mom helped me succeed with hearing loss

Here are three ways she has helped me succeed, despite my hearing loss:

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