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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. Baha and a Roger Pen
Bob Williams shares his story of single sided deafness, his Baha and how he gets better hearing with a device called a Roger pen.

2. 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.

3. Travel plans
In a few days we are heading off around the world for two months. This means we have to plan how to manage our health and hearing needs well in advance.

4. Managing your hearing loss - stages
Managing your hearing loss Ė what stage are you in? Determining what stage of hearing loss you have reached helps you manage it.

5. Pregnancy and Hearing loss
Many women report a change in their hearing during pregnancy. Is there a link between pregnancy and hearing loss?

6. Can a deaf person drive?
Ever been asked if youíre allowed to drive? Itís not a question most people even think about. But it is one deaf people get asked regularly. Research shows deaf drivers are no better nor worse than hearing drivers.

7. Why isnít there a universal Sign Language?
Surely when sign language was being developed it would have been sensible to have a universal language? That might seem logical but in reality it isnít.

8. Testing Lip Reading
How good is lip reading? Can people really read lips without any sound and understand what is being said?

9. 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.

10. Hearing Television
Television is without doubt, one of our primary leisure activities. But to do this it assumes we have access to the audio content and for those of us who are deaf, hard of hearing or need hearing aids or cochlear implants this can sometimes be challenging.



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