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Raising awareness

Dear readers, some time ago I wrote here that I give workshops as a moderator for an organisation of and for people with a disability or impairment. Among other things, this organisation organises awareness projects for adults and also at schools. · In the meantime, I have al ...

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vor 7 Monaten

Offended

Dear readers, in my career as a hearing-impaired person, I have experienced a lot and also read about many experiences shared by you as a reader. That situations still shock me means something. Yesterday was such a moment. · In Switzerland, the shops have been open again since 1 ...

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vor 7 Monaten

Premonition

Sometimes in life you get a premonition of something that might happen, but you ignore it because you cannot and do not want to look too far into the future. Things go the way they go and all too often you have no influence on the way. It's no use thinking in terms of doom. · One ...

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vor 9 Monaten

The lost battery

“No, no, no, and no!” · In disbelief, I stare at my empty hand, which until just now contained a small, button-shaped, silver battery. · I, a middle-aged woman and a hearing aid wearer since the age of 18, a veteran of changing hearing aid batteries, have dropped my new battery ...

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"Marga hears too much!"

Hyperacusis, hypersensitivity to noise, is less well known than tinnitus, but there are many people who suffer more or less severely from it. · In this section “Marga hears too much” Marga van Hintum blogs about her experiences with Hyperacusis regularly. · Youth memories witho ...

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I want to break free

Reading Fay Vietmeiers post BREAKING FREE recently, immediately an association came to my mind. · In 1984 The band Queen launched a hit with the single «I want to break free». · This song talks about someone who feels trapped in a relationship and wants to ‘break free’ of the lo ...

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I want to break free

Reading Fay Vietmeiers post BREAKING FREE recently, immediately an association came to my mind. · In 1984 The band Queen launched a hit with the single «I want to break free». · This song talks about someone who feels trapped in a relationship and wants to ‘break free’ of the lo ...

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Moving

Dear readers, the last few weeks I was not online and there was a reason for that. My mother has moved from her senior home to a care home and I was with her in the Netherlands for 2 weeks to help. · The preparations and the move itself and also the time afterwards went smooth ...

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Why can't a woman be more like a man?

In 1964, in the musical «My Fair Lady» professor Higgins tried to teach his female student Elisa a more civilized pronunciation and way of life. · In a conversation with his friend, Colonel Pickering, he asked him «why can't a woman be more like a man?» He answers his own quest ...

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My Task

The last few days the world is under the spell of mass protests, both in the USA and elsewhere. The cause of these protests was the death of African-American George Floyd. · George Floyd died after brutal violence by American police officers. · Personally, I grew up with the id ...

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"Heard from the acoustician"

In this section, the Acoustician Team keeps you up to date on technology, advice, handling hearing aids and personal experience in the profession of an acoustician. · The Acoustician Team consists of 2 Acousticians and Oscar, their Mental Coach on 4 paws. · Today, Oscar the men ...

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A man's tale ...

On instigation of Fay Vietmeier, I wrote the following tale, a man's tale ... · Once upon a time ... a group of befriended women got together for a coffee, some cake and a chat. They did this on a monthly basis, to have a good time together and to discuss what was on their minds, ...

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Hearing is not the same as understanding

Some time ago, I told participants in one of my workshops, that “hearing is not the same as understanding”. After that I got the feedback, that it would be better next time, to explain this sentence a bit more, because not everyone had understood this sentence. When I thought ...

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Hearing is not the same as understanding

Some time ago, I told participants in one of my workshops, that “hearing is not the same as understanding”. After that I got the feedback, that it would be better next time, to explain this sentence a bit more, because not everyone had understood this sentence. When I thought ...

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A modern fairy tale, or maybe not?

Most fairy tales begin with the legendary words “Once upon a time…”. This next story starts with this as well, whether it’s a fairy tale, I’m happy to leave that to the readers. · Once upon a time … a young man walked through an ordinary forest on an ordinary day. This young m ...

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School and career choices for young people with hearing impairment

During this time of the year, schools and other educational institutions are usually stressed out because of examinations or exams. · The questions “Which education do I choose?” or “Which profession suits me?” have either already been clarified or will be clarified in the for ...

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"Marga hears too much!"

Marga is back and still hears too much, but experiences something special! · Hyperacusis, hypersensitivity to noise, is less well known than tinnitus, but there are many people who suffer more or less severely from it. · In this section “Marga hears too much” Marga van Hintum ...

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Middle Ear Infection

I could write almost a whole book on the topic of middle ear infection and I can most probably may call myself an expert on the subject. · Recently, an acquaintance of mine told me that he had had an middle ear infection · for the first (and hopefully the last) time, so I was a ...

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Quiet

The other day I was video chatting with my mom. To get some fresh air, my mom sits on her garden bench in front of her apartment for about half an hour every day if possible, as she did when we were video chatting. · During our conversation it was apparently so quiet outside t ...

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From Blog to Blog: Rikie and Renee

Rikie lives in the Netherlands, Renee lives in Switzerland since 2009. We both are hearing impaired. We both blog about it. · Every now and then, when we talk to each other live, we ask each other questions like ‘How do you do that?’ or ‘How did that go with you?’. That’s how ...

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