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 …

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Can you lip read Spiderman?

Subtitled screenings

Sitting down with a bag of popcorn to watch the latest Spiderman instalment at your local cinema, you may leave few minutes into the film. It’s hard to lipread Spiderman. And meanwhile you’re deaf. How will be discern what the web producing superhero is saying? You’re throwing the popcorn at the screen in boredom and …

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, …