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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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 …

10 simple tips on communicating with Deaf travellers

After travelling around the world in the last seven years as a deaf traveller, I've become aware that the top issue faced by deaf travellers is simple communication. Seriously. In every travel company, every transport route, tourism boards and even fellow travellers, simple communication tips for those talking with people with deafness and hearing loss …