February 9, 2011

New Year, New Focus?

Filed under: Uncategorized — partdeafpartgeekpartgirl @ 3:32 pm

Firstly although this is very late,  Happy New Year 🙂

I’m still speaking with people about their experiences with NHS audiologists and it seems that the common problem areas come back again and again, e.g. not facing the patient when speaking to them preventing the patient from lipreading. Well I have been kindly offered an opportunity to express some opinions directly to people who are influential locally, touch wood something good can come from that.

It might be a nice idea to  also focus on using this platform to share nice things and helpful advice regarding hearing loss.

So, dare I say this, brace yourself for some positivity..! 😀


To kick off, here’s a classic joke by the wonderful  Barry Cryer:

A man goes to his doctor because he thinks his wife is going deaf. He asks the doctor for a test to see if this is true. The doctor tells him to ask her what they are having for dinner tonight at 30 ft. If there is no answer, ask again at 20 ft. Then 10ft., and then 5 ft.

The man uses this test. He stands 30 ft. away from his wife and says “What are we having for dinner tonight, dear?”. There is no answer, so he asks again at 20 ft. Then 10 ft.

At 5 ft., he says “Darling, what are we having for dinner tonight?!?”, and his wife replies by saying, “For the fourth time, we’re having Chicken!”.



  1. Brace ourselves for positivity? From you!?

    Well this almost calls for a celebration in itself.

    Comment by NKPA — February 9, 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

    • 😛 happy new year to you, stay posted for some nice tid-bits in the coming weeks, thanks for commenting!

      Comment by partdeafpartgeekpartgirl — February 9, 2011 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  2. Hope your meeting with influential people goes/went well. Being positive is always a good start in any situation, even though that isn’t always easy. Most people, even those who appear not to care or who make obvious mistakes respond well to positive suggestions for improvement. Best wishes.

    P.S: Sorry this is a bit late. I didn’t realise it had been so long since I logged in.

    Comment by DGT — February 19, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

    • Thank you for your message. I’m not in the meeting by my feedback is being taken seriously by someone who is. We’ll see if any good comes of it, but it can’t do any harm. Positvity usually a good thing to aim for 🙂 And don’t worry about being ‘a bit late’ — please there’s no such thing in my little world 😉 Anyway the sporadic nature of this blog certainly welcomes delayed comments!

      Comment by partdeafpartgeekpartgirl — February 27, 2011 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

  3. Good luck, geeky girl!

    Comment by Dale — February 21, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

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