Can't you hear (and, if not, the hype is so big, you can def' see) it? London's Calling... She wants to say that the Summer 2012 Olympics are HERE! (Well, technically there.) As in NOW! So, go and cheer for the gold, bronze and silver with some deaf/hoh Olympic facts:
So, last year I spent a month in Oxford, UK, studying Art History. While there, I made a travel guide for a day in Oxford, highlighting the best things in the city. Of course, if you're there for longer than a day, they're plenty of other amazing things to do (punting, drinking milkshakes at Moo Moos, visiting ...) This guide was put together specifically with a t(w)een who is deaf/hoh in mind, so everything is t(w)een-friendly and accessible.
Today is a very, very important day: it is the 4th anniversary of my bat mitzvah. (Yes, I am that old!!!) But, more importantly, it is the WEDDING DAY of WILLIAM and KATE.
If you don't know who these two are: they are the HRH Prince William, son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the Princess-to-Be Kate Middleton. To honor the two newlyweds, here are a few fun facts about royalty, the wedding and hearing loss:
As a complete Swiss-ophile, I fell head over heels in love with these Swiss Army Knife-inspired hearing aids.
The Central European country, Switzerland, is the epitome of versatility with four official languages--German, French, Italian and Romansh--and three different cultural regions. Likewise, Swiss Army Knives are, also, multi-purposed; they are multi-functioned pocket knives, which originated from Ibach Schwyz, Switzerland in 1897. Various models of the Swiss Army Knives exist, with different tool combinations (blades, tweezers, corkscrew, screwdriver, nail file, scissors, ballpoint pen...).
Following its inspiration--the Swiss Army Knife--, this Bernafon AG hearing aid is multi-functional. Some cool features include t-coil capability, minimized whistling, color design and control options, automatic adjustments in fast changing situations, wireless connectivity to Bluetooth, wireless TV signal transmission and premium live music experience! [Sorry, that does NOT mean that the hearing aid is a tiny iPod! Instead, it just means that one can hear music well with these hearing aids.]
If your hearing aid could do anything, what would you want them to do?
P.S. Bernafon AG is a Swiss hearing aid company