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Sunday, 04 September 2016 17:51

Resound Roadshow - June 2016

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In June this year I was invited to speak on one of GN ReSound’s roadshows. I was particularly interested in this roadshow as it involved speaking to audiences of NHS audiologists around the country. There were 5 locations, Glasgow, York, Nantwich, London and Bristol. It was a fabulous opportunity to raise awareness of Usher Syndrome and how the needs of the deafblind differ to the needs of the deaf, of my experiences of going from deaf to deafblind and my reliance on the best possible assistive technology, the importance of best possible smart hearing aids which without a doubt can…
Saturday, 20 August 2016 17:52

Technology and Healthcare - Bring it on!

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It was very concerning to read Sense's report https://www.sense.org.uk/content/equal-access-healthcare and made me sit down and seriously consider my own situation regarding healthcare. I would say I am amongst the more capable of deafblind people, which often goes against me when it comes to support, which as always comes down to a lack of understanding of Usher Syndrome. Usher Syndrome is the most common cause of congenital deafblindness and we all have daily varying challenges, healthcare is just one of the many! Starting from the beginning, my beginning: All appointments and there are lots, are expected to be made either on…
Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:54

Applewatch week without Challenge

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First notable observation was how quickly my iPhone battery ran down 'Did I really not use my phone as much before?'  It is crazy to think that an Apple Watch can reduce the usage of an iPhone, but on a very important positive far better for my eyes. I definitely feel a degree of reassurance with my applewatch on, which was more accentuated by not wearing it, I constantly looked at my wrist as it wasn't there I took to looking at my iPhone afraid I’d miss the things I completely rely on my watch for.   I hated not…
Monday, 11 July 2016 17:55

'Virtual Reality, bring it on'

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Not so long ago I attended a Virtual Reality workshop, hosted by Maneesh Juneja, Digital Health Futurist. Before attending I spoke with my GP to be sure virtual reality would not be detrimental to my condition and would be a recommendation to anybody using this equipment - for me the possibility of dizziness, nauseousness, both or neither.  Dizziness I suffer with anyway so nothing out of the ordinary. I was delighted to meet up with Mannish again and to meet Mike, Shirley and Helen for the first time, all people I have met thanks to Twitter. I knew there were…
Thursday, 07 July 2016 17:57

BA you listened could you listen a little more?

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After my recent report regarding very unacceptable treatment whilst flying British Airways Premium Economy to Las Vegas in May I’m very pleased to announce that they have at least changed their ticketing practice and are now able to add both deaf and blind instead of just one disability, this should now make very clear to all staff the unique accessibility needs of any deafblind traveller travelling and to ensure the appropriate support /assistance is in place.  I was very pleased to see this on my ticket for my flight last month to Glasgow. This is absolutely a step in the…
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