Today is the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the theme of innovation and the role in enabling accessible world. I have been thinking about the innovation in ICTs relating to deaf and hard of hearing people and here are the few I would like to share. This is not exhaustive list, butContinue reading “Innovation making the world accessible and equitable for hard of hearing people”
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Make Listening Safe Matters to us ALL
This year the World Hearing Day theme is “To hear for life, listen with care”. the theme is mainly aimed at prevention of hearing loss due to unsafe exposure to noise, the actions and recommendations benefit everyone, including people who already experience hearing loss. Those who have experienced hearing loss, especially in adult life, knowContinue reading “Make Listening Safe Matters to us ALL”
Beyond The Obvious – what Sound of Metal did not tell you?
There are many reviews of Sound of Metal, tackling different parts of the movie and undertones, hearing loss awareness, cochlear implants, dangers of listening and playing loud music, Deaf identity ( cultural deafness) but most important narrative seem to be missing – the deafened and hard of hearing people and their community. I must handContinue reading “Beyond The Obvious – what Sound of Metal did not tell you?”
Today is the World Theatre Day. I share with you the article I wrote for Stagetext back in 2010. Thanks to Stagetext, deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people who could not participate fully, can now enjoy the theatre plays on equal basis together with their friends and family.
Listening to the “Sound of Life”
Today we celebrate the International Cochlear Implant Day. What a best way to celebrate than listening to a song dedicated to celebrate music and hearing sounds of life?
Masters in multitasking!
Over the course of the last year, most of us needed to adapt to the “new normal” defined by working from home, online learning and meeting participation. As we enter 2021, remote working is still with us and it may be for much longer as businesses and organisations have discovered new ways of working practices.Continue reading “Masters in multitasking!”
Hearing loss and burnout – is there a link?
Is a hearing loss a contributor to a burnout? In February last year, I was invited to annual event at Thomas More University in Antwerp, Belgium to discuss hearing loss and functionality .The question of link between hearing loss and burnout was raised during the event and from the perspective of lived experience, I wouldContinue reading “Hearing loss and burnout – is there a link?”
Hearing loss – an invisible disability
Last year, on December 3rd, we celebrated UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the theme “ Not all disabilities are visible”. The focus was on spreading awareness of invisible disabilities that people might not be aware of, such as sight impairment, hearing loss, mental illness, diabetes, among others. Did you know World HealthContinue reading “Hearing loss – an invisible disability”