I’m struggling…

I'm just a boring old fart with nothing interesting to say. That thought reverberated through my head as I sat sipping my pint of beer, smiling weakly, at the hubbub of conversations washed over me. Only snatching every third word of every sentence, I tried in vain to adjust my hearing aid to get further …

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Bangkok – Khao San Road

Finally showered in my hostel and with a new change of clothes, I wandered out into the busy evening, the streets a lit with neon lights and the warm glow of street food vendor fires. I was absolutely starving and the best way I thought to spend my evening recuperating was to grab some food …

Starting my deaf travels in Thailand

‘Oh my word, what am I doing travelling solo as a deaf person?!’ I stood in the middle of the concourse of the Arrivals Hall at Bangkok airport, surrounded by a wave of tourists, business travellers and backpackers, their hubbub of activity resoundingly amplified into my hearing aid, causing a little of feedback. Overwhelmed, was …

‘Don’t dwell on what you can’t do’: Travelling with disabilities

Last month, I was proud to part of a group of people with disabilities to promote that travelling with your disability doesn't stop you from seeing the world. However, we believe that the travel industry needs to change and we offer tips and advice for your next travels wherever you want to go in the …

Deaf Travel Interview with Deafie Blogger

Deafie Blogger

Years ago, as a deaf person, I didn't believe I could travel on my own around the world so I put everything off. I didn't really have anyone to look up to giving me that confidence that, yes, you can travel on your own without any limits. Thanks to many bloggers out there, I was …

Deaf Travel Interview with Mr Luke Christian

Mr Luke Christian

Years ago, as a deaf person, I didn't believe I could travel on my own around the world so I put everything off. I didn't really have anyone to look up to giving me that confidence that, yes, you can travel on your own without any limits. Thanks to many bloggers out there, I was …

Petition: Save Specialist Support for deaf children in the UK

Without specialist support for my deafness throughout my childhood, I think I would have been in a very bad position compared to where I am today. Thanks to specialist support through my teachers of the deaf, I was able to learn what I needed from the National Curriculum, become independent and basically be the man …

Podcast (with transcript) with Hear Me Out CC about deaf travel

Hear Me Out CC

Late last year, I had the enormous privilege to be interviewed by Ahmed Khalifa of Hear Me Out CC to talk about 'My Journey Around the World as a Deaf Traveller'. This podcast (with transcripts) is part of a series of 'stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community' and I was lucky enough …

EarGear to avoid sweaty hearing aids

EarGear

'Turn left, then go to.. (incomprehensible)...then you get to...' My hearing aid then went kaput. Over the last couple of minutes I noticed that the power of the amplification lessened and I was straining to hear through my hearing aid all the way in Singapore. I wanted to find out how to get to Raffles …

Deaf and getting a haircut

*snip snip snip* I caught myself in the mirror, bewildered, trying not to cringe at the sound that reverberated into my hearing aid. Feeling locks of my hair fall gently across my face, I looked up again in the mirror, this time directly at the barber who expertly snipped his way through my full raggedy …