October 19, 2020
deaf services in the UK and US

Comparing deaf services in the UK and US

Those of us who are deaf in the UK. are able to get our hearing devices through the National Health Service (NHS) free of charge. What is it like in the US?
August 30, 2017
Phonak Naida V powerful, sleek and small hearing aids

Nothing to see here: Why the end of hearing aid stigma is in sight

It takes on average ten years for someone with hearing loss to seek help. Sigmas still surround hearing aids, but those ideas are changing.
March 13, 2017
Martin Kemp hearing loss

Martin Kemp, long time musician and actor, says tinnitus drives him crazy

UK actor, musician and television presenter Martin Kemp blames years of touring with his band for his tinnitus and hearing loss.
November 17, 2015

Deafie Blogger joins Open Ears

Hi there, let me introduce myself. My name is Ellen, but my friends call me Ellie. I live in Norfolk, UK. Some of you may know me as Deafie Blogger. […]
January 2, 2015

Dreaming of a Hearing Dog

When out and about with my dog, Tilly, I have been known to refer to her as my ‘unofficial hearing dog’ as a bit of an ice-breaker when meeting new […]
August 31, 2014

If You’re Sinking, Who Will Save You?

One of the things I love about being part of this community is the international perspective. It’s a real eye-opener learning about the experiences of fellow hearing aid users in […]