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Tonotopia: Listening through Cochlear Implants

Tonotopia - listening through cochlear implants

Ever wondered what it's like to hear through a cochlear implant?  Well, you can! Tonotopia is an exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that helps people to understand the digital sounds perceived by those who are profoundly deaf with cochlear implants. Tom Tlalim invited six cochlear implant users (one of them is …

Are UK trains deaf friendly? 

Trains

'Dammit!'  I swore loudly as yet another train that I was on heading into London changed destination, this time heading to Kings Cross instead of Moorgate in East London. I suppose I knew something was up as the tannoy crackled with a non-descript voice making an announcement as we arrived in one of the stops, …

The Deaf Traveller’s Standard Hearing Aid Packing Guide

If you're going on a round the world trip, a city break, a beach holiday or more, then you know packing your bag can be a tense situation (thank you flight carry on weight and size restrictions!) But before I even think about grabbing my clothes, shades or even my toothbrush, I lay out what …

5 Annoying Sayings Deaf Travellers Hear On The Road

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I don't know about other deaf travellers, but during the last two years of travelling around the world with just me and both my hearing aids, I get used to five annoying different sayings I often hear uttered back at me from fellow travellers and locals upon meeting them. How do I respond? With ingenuity... …

Whitewater Rafting with Crocodiles

I waved back at my friend who was waving back furiously from the raft that glided with the current towards me. I couldn't believe what I was doing. I was swimming in the River Nile! That's something to be checked off the bucket list! I was in Uganda in Africa teaching children and as we …

Meet The Team: Ed Rex

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ED REX – Founder, Chief Editor and European Contact Let’s learn more about this handsome creature. It’s question time! 1: Name Ed Rex 2: Travel Blog and Social Media Blog: RexyEdventures.com                                                Facebook: /rexyedventures Twitter: @rexyedventures       …

Welcome to The Deaf Traveller

Welcome

  Welcome to The Deaf Traveller! Founded by Ed Rex of RexyEdventures.com, he is also profoundly deaf in both ears. Throughout his solo travels in the last two years, he has noticed a keen interest from other travellers about his deafness and how his deafness influences his travelling experience. From the bad to the good …