So yeah... The essay I'm doing now is all about how we would progress in our careers as Audiologists once we've graduated. Doesn't really seem that bad, until you look into and realise the government have completely changed the way audiology will be studied from next year and the way to advance in your career..... yay for me! <<(sarcasm....)
These kind of assignments I Loathe, as they require me to have an opinion on...like...everything. I mean, I am opinionated and like to have my say on things, but things I know about (or want to know about). My other assignments have all be research based, which I prefer, as it's just taking in findings and research from a bunch of other scientists on a particular topic and spewing it out into my own words and biggin' it up or slaggin' it off.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
An essay requiring me to use more of my brain than I would prefer to is nicht to mein liking.
Anyway enough self pity for a moment. Whilst I was doing some research for my assignment, I stumbled across an article on the history of Audiology. Interesting fact (for audiologists anyhoo): Audiology only came to be a certified profession after World War 2, as a result of treating veterans hearing losses due to excessive noise exposure.
It got me to thinking: the profession I intend to develop my career in came about as a result of war. Now I've always been a bit hippy-ish in my belief that War is baaaaad, even though World War 2 was..well...a War involving a lot of the western World, not just a petty little bikker.
But I never associate anything positive coming about as a result of war. I usually just think about the unnecessary death and destruction it causes.
Actually I've never really questioned the UK's involvement in WWII, I just remember learning about 'Trench foot' in history, being extremly grossed out, and never giving it a second thought.
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah Radi Allahu anhu reported that the beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhu wa Sallam said:
"Ad-dunya sijnul mu'min wa janaatul kaafiri."
"The world is a prison for the believers and a paradise for the disbelievers."
But an extremely useful profession came about as a result of WWII. The Audiological advances in hearing aid and cochlear implant technology is amazing! To think that an adult/child born with a profound hearing loss can have the opportunity to hear! Granted they will not hear things with the same clarity that a normal hearing person will, but they're hearing non-the-less!
I think its a modern day miracle! (or maybe I'm just over emotional!)
Here's a touching video that will soften even the iciest of cold hearts. it's the turning on of a cochlear implant on an 8month old baby :D
Mum has lost interest in getting a parrot :( I knew this would happen!! (Read the parrot post here) I had already planned on naming it Napolean if it was a boy. I couldn't think of a nice girls name for a parrot, Polly's too obvious. I'm open to suggestions (even though it's a bit pointless since we're not getting one anyway *sniff* still, go for it!)
My cousin Tee named her kitten Frodo. I think naming a kitten after a hobbit is a bit daft... but she likes it :) I can't really talk as I suggested it should be called Jigga. Jay-Z would be proud (yessir)