Norm

Norm’s Story I lost my hearing when I was nine years old from having the mumps. My hearing nerves were damaged which left me totally deaf. I have coped very well in life with this handicap. I have never let it get me down or get in the way of my life. I would class […]

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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 correct a major heart problem. Then I had measles. Was this the cause of my future hearing loss??? Fast forward to me in my 20’s – I had had problems at school understanding things but […]

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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 almost total hearing loss in both ears. I became isolated and frustrated. This story is of my journey from the world of hearing into the isolation of deafness and back. Since receiving cochlear implants I […]

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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 partying were my priorities back then). As a result of my lack lustre schooling my first career was cooking. As an apprentice Chef I worked at Noosa, Great Keppel Island, then Cairns. I qualified as […]

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