Travelling solo with a Cochlear Implant around the World

Cochlear Implant

‘You’re not going to travel around the world especially if you’re deaf’  A friend said to rain on my parade over a coffee when I revealed my intentions. I was still in my corporate job and I firmly declared what I would be doing six months later. I just gathered enough money to buy a …

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My Cochlear Implant Journey

Cochlear Implant

This will be the first in a series about my deafness. Travelling will test me to the limit particularly in a foriegn speaking country and I hope this blog will inspire many deaf people to seize the day and NOT let their deafness put a limiting factor of their fun, enjoyment and experience! First of all, …

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, …

5 Annoying Sayings Deaf Travellers Hear On The Road

Deaf

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

Ed

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       …

Meet the Team: Cherie King

Cherie

CHERIE KING – Editor and North American Contact Let’s learn more about this gorgeous creature. It’s question time! 1: Name Cherie King 2: Travel Blog and Social Media Blog: Flight of the Travel Bee                                           Facebook: /flightofthetravelbee Twitter: @thetravelbee    …

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 …