The cause of my deafness has never been something that has bothered me. I have a sister who is deaf, but aside from her everyone in my family is hearing. Growing up with my sister, neither of us dwelled on the reasons for our deafness, we just took it in our stride. I don't even… Continue reading Genetic testing for deafness, my view.
When my son started nursery last September I dreaded the compulsory 'standing in the playground with other parents.' Not because I dislike people, of course. It was the fact that I'd be expected to chat to / get to know the parents of my sons classmates for the remainder of the school year. Talk about… Continue reading My first year as a ‘deaf playground Mum’
I do believe that having a dis-ability of any kind means that you're either born with or develop a set of innate skills to get you through life's inevitable challenges. I've always said a sense of humour seems to go hand in hand with deafness. That and a whooooole lot of patience. But the quality… Continue reading Why being resilient is so important if you’re deaf…
I was recently invited along to an accessible showing of a performance called The Boat and the Blue, which with its live music by Sinfonia Viva orchestra has won an award for the 'Best Family Event' at the Family Arts Festival in 2016. It's a storytelling adventure with live music, games and visuals and by… Continue reading The Boat and the Blue by Sinfonia Viva: an accessible show for the family