Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'hearing aids'

It Really Takes All Sorts

A quote from Christina Aguilera: I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God. Ironically...

Report on World Audiolgocial Devices Market

There is a 366 page report available on the World Audiological Devices Market. In other words, how much money there is to be made from flogging CIs and hearing aids in aid of making us normal. Sorry, an investment opportunity...

Parliament: Regulation of Hearing Aid Dispensing

It appears that the Hearing Aid Council is being abolished next year, and its work merged with the Health Professions Council. The Hearing Aid Council describes itself as: We are the Government body that regulates the private hearing aid market....

Coming soon: Hybrid Implant - Hearing Aid

It seems a hybrid implant / hearing aid is currently being tested. Part hearing aid part implant, which is aimed at hard of hearing people with some residual hearing but too much hearing to be considered a candidate for a...

Parliament: Hearing Aid Assessments

There was a recent question in parliament over the waiting times for hearing aids: Adam Holloway (Gravesham, Conservative) What the average waiting time was for hearing aid assessments in (a) Gravesham and (b) England in the last period for which...

The RNId's new digital hearing aid...

... not. I don't think even the RNId can afford this hearing aid. For a start, it's made from solid 24-carat gold and is studded with 220 diamonds. It has a remote control. It is expected to sell for...

Coming soon: will you be forced to get your hearing aids from the RNID?

The problem with having deaf organisations communicate with the government "on our behalf" is that they are communicating THEIR interests which is NOT necessarily the same as OUR interests (Deaf people). Government departments and other bodies need to realise that...

Accidental Cyborg: link from Boing Boing

Boing Boing has picked up on an essay on digital hearing aids by Jamais Cascio (Institute for the Future). Essay can be found here. In essence it focuses on how digital hearing aids work, then taking a comparative stance. It...

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