Ed’s Guide to Deaf Awareness

Deaf Awareness

Deaf awareness.  The mainstay of every deaf person's requirements on the rest of the population to communicate with us and be inclusive. We strive every day and, yet, we are constantly surprised by the situations that comes about - namely the ones that are misconceptions about deaf awareness from other people - for example - …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Workplace Assessments: Supporting you and your hearing loss at work

Workplace Assessment

Hey. I bet you can't wait to go on your next holiday to get away from work, right? It's a chance to unwind and relax from your daily work and what's more, from concentrating and reminding people about your deafness. With all the stress, tiredness and long hours in total concentration, sometimes you don't feel …