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Los sonidos del silencio


La hipoacusia puede relegar a quienes la sufren a la soledad y el aislamiento. Por eso se impone iniciar su tratamiento ni bien se detecta.

Para leer con atención esta Nota del diario La Nación


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A palabras necias, oídos sordos

Una joven hipoacúsica postlocutiva comparte una serie de preguntas y comentarios ridículos sobre su pérdida auditiva.

A young lady shares with us some rediculous questious and comments she has received about her hearing loss.

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Sigo tejiendo la red de postlocutivos

Estoy muy contenta porque cada vez que escribo en mi blog, recibo aliento y apoyo en mi situación de postlocutiva.

Al posteo “Decisión tomada” , me ha dejado su comentario Rocío desde España alentándome al implante en base a su experiencia con su hijo , Manuel, quien fue implantado siendo pequeño con excelentes resultados.
Les propongo leer su blog: ” Experiencias con mi hijo sordo

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Being hearing impaired is draining

It is not strange to feel tired as a hearing impaired person. It requires extra energy to concentrate just to hear.

Most hearing impaired people recognise this situation: They feel tired after being in the company of others, been out with friends or at work. It takes more energy to keep up with the conversation. Energy which those who are not hearing impaired do not use in the same way.

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International Noise Awareness Day

The Center for Hearing and Communication founded International Noise Awareness Day to promote awareness of the dangers of long-term exposure to noise. Join us and professional organizations, community activists and individuals around the world in celebrating the 15th Annual International Noise Awareness Day on April 28, 2010.

What Schools Can Do

  • Heighten Student Awareness about Noise
  • Choose age-appropriate curriculum and provide a unit on noise and its impact on hearing.
  • Evaluate the Noise in Your Own School
  • As a student project, students can measure and compare the loudness levels in different parts of the school (i.e., library, cafeteria).
  • Join in a Letter Writing Campaign
  • Students can choose a noise issue (i.e., noisy toys, transportation, movies) and write to officials to effect change.
  • Observe the Quiet Diet

Follow the recipe for the Quiet Diet and observe no noise from 2:15 p.m. to 2:16 p.m. on International Noise Awareness Day, regardless of location.


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Hear-it org on Facebook

Two new support groups to bring attention to hearing impairment.
Hear-it has introduced two new support groups on Facebook. The objective is to create awareness about hearing loss as part of the campaign to improve the conditions for hearing impaired people around the world.

One of the groups, ’My hearing may be damaged, but my social skills aren’t!’ is designed for the young age groups. The other, ‘Leading a good life with my hearing loss!’ is for adults. Anyone can join by searching on either group name on Facebook.

You can go directly to the groups by clicking on the links below

 Leading a good life with my hearing loss!
 My hearing may be damaged – but my social skills aren’t!

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Blogging helps ill people

Some days ago I was reading Clarin newspaper when I found an article titled: ” Blogging is the new therapy for ill people” . What follows is a selection of the material:

Patients who write about their fears and their struggles in the blogs on the Internet would get some benefit. Scientists and doctors are now studying the therapeutic power of this kind of writing activity,and some even dare to suggest that they should be additions to the usual treatments.

“Blogging helps patients find autonomy, and prevents it from being paralyzed in front of the diagnosis”,  Monica Bruder , Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Palermo and expert in therapeutic writing ,told Clarin .

For Bruder, blogging in the first person avoids the stress of traumatic situations. “Blogging may be added to other tools such as therapeutic letters, diaries and personal stories,” she added. Meanwhile, the psychiatrist Marina Gramajo,  said that “Blogging allows patients to express what they feel when they do not have anyone to talk to. They explore their creative dimension, without denying the disease “.

What are the benefits? According to Alice Flaherty, neuroscientists at Harvard University,  the brain’s limbic system controls the instincts related to food or sex. She said that instincts are also involved because “a lot of people blog impulsively.” This could trigger the release of dopamine, such as listening to music or running. Blogging may be also associated with the activity of the frontal and temporal lobes, which control the language.

Blogs allow patients to release their anguish and throw down many of the myths circulating about illnesses.


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