Top Ten deafness Articles

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Here are the top ten articles for the Deafness Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Tips for music with a Cochlear Implant
Cochlear implants provide excellent speech recognition for the majority of implantees. The next thing we all want is to enjoy listening to music and hear it the way we once did. Here's some tips about who to get the best sound for music with your Cochlear Implant.

2. The benefits of music on our hearing
The benefits of music are far greater than the simple enjoyment of a beautiful sound. Music stimulates our brains in many ways – even if we can’t hear it the way we would like.

3. My Piano and my Cochlear Implant
Success with the piano and hearing through a Cochlear Implant

4. How do voices sound with a Cochlear implant?
“Do the voices sound like a robot, or are they just as how people that are not deaf hear them?” That’s a really good question one that I think is asked frequently and the answer is misunderstood so I will try to explain.

5. Cochlear implants and music
The Cochlear implant has come a long way since its invention, but has it yet returned normal hearing? According to Graeme Clark, the Australian inventor of this technology, the answer is NO. So as a user, where is it lacking?

6. Are Cochlear Implants for adults?
Cochlear implants have proven to work well in adults. If you are struggling with a hearing aid, then it may be time to look into getting better sound.

7. Issues faced by Deaf children
As late as the mid-20th century children with a hearing loss were often misdiagnosed and parents were told they had a mental deficiency. Research has found that children must receive stimulation to the auditory nerves during the early formative years.

8. Why our ears are so important
Most people take their ears for granted. After all you were born with them and just like our eyes or mouth your hearing ability developed without you even thinking about it. Most of us never stop to consider what it would be like if our hearing stopped working.

9. Hearing Loss and Driving Cars
Should hearing impairment stop you from driving? Are there any rules and if so what are they? What does the research show about safe driving for deaf people.

10. Sound pitches through a Cochlear Implant
We cochlear implantees often get told we are hearing at a high pitch, that the sound is robotic and metallic and I get quite frustrated about this myth. I wondered if it was just me or do others feel the same way.



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