Your Stories

Read on for some great and inspirational stories from some of our members. If you would like to submit a story, drop us an email and we will be in touch to add your story to ours.

Current stories

 

Barnaby Lund

Challenge accepted: How deafness teaches us to survive and thrive This month, Barnaby Lund, Marketing and Account Manager of Bradley ...
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Joan Henderson

Joan's Story  Hi, my name is Joan Henderson. When people ask me when I first had trouble hearing, I have ...
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Liz Heyer

Liz's Story  I was born in a small country town near the border of South Australia and Victoria in 1967, ...
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Rebecca Driscoll

Rebecca Driscoll – Her Story of Success Rebecca Driscoll was aged two when she contracted meningitis. She was hospitalised for ...
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Rob’s Kokoda Trek

Rob's Kokoda trek  What did it do for you? It was a natural and reasonable question to ask, yet the ...
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Tony Walter

I was born in Toowoomba in 1974 with schooling to Grade 12 (1991), and I absolutely hated school (sport and ...
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Archived stories

 

Annette Gilmore

Annette's Story I was diagnosed with a severe sensori-neural loss at 18 months old that was suspected to be congenital ...
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Damien

Damien's Story MY STORY – by Damien Endacott I'm late 30's and working as an engineer. I started going deaf ...
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Debbie

Debbie's Story  My childhood was fun until I was 5 when it was discovered that I needed an operation to ...
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Glenda

Glenda's Story I became deaf due to Meniere’s disease. The attacks left me ill and debilitated, but worse they caused ...
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Ingrid

Ingrid's Story  North Queenslander Ingrid Turner has experienced first hand the life-changing power of technology with Cochlear Implants (CI) opening ...
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Jamie-Lee

Jamie-Lee's Story  On August 22 nd CICADA Queensland launched Hearing Awareness Week for Queensland at a function held at Ship ...
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Katie

Katie's Story  When I was 12 years old, in 1980, my hearing faded away for reasons unknown, but possibly a ...
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Mary

Mary's Story I was born in 1957 and became profoundly deaf at three months of age from an overdose of ...
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Nancy

Nancy's Story  At that time in 1988 my daughter and I were living in Townsville. Once it was decided I ...
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Norm

Norm's Story I lost my hearing when I was nine years old from having the mumps. My hearing nerves were ...
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Robert

Robert's Story  This month’s cochlear implant recipient story is of Robert Frith who has had an extreme loss of hearing ...
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Ruth

Ruth's Story  In May 1985, in Melbourne, I had tests that showed I would be a suitable candidate for a ...
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