Audio training offers

18 02 2011

I found some great audio rehabilitation offers for your cochlear implant.

Audiobooks £30 voucher for £9

£9 for a £30 voucher to spend on over 8,000 audio books from WeRead4You. You must spend the voucher in one transaction and the offer lasts for another 13 hours. You need to register with the site. They have up to 20,000 vouchers available, and so far around 1,800 have been purchased, so there are plenty more to be had! CI devotees know how expensive audio books usually are – you have to fork out around £13 for an audio book plus £10 for the printed book on top.

WeReadForYou offer


HMV 70% off boxsets
This offer is ideal for more practice with listening, this time on the TV, with or without captions. You can get up to 70% off DVD boxsets at HMV, and the offer is valid until the end of 2011 – with free delivery! It’s still a good idea to compare prices before you buy – check out MegaShopBot.

(I’m off to buy Sex And The City – complete series for £38.99, was £99.99!)

HMV boxset offer

Lost for words

18 07 2009

I love watching movies as it’s a great way to relax without the stress of communicating with hearing people or trying to follow something that isn’t accessible. I use a DVD postal service as it’s easier than walking to the nearest rental shop and there is a bigger selection. It’s a fantastic service, except when you receive a DVD and it doesn’t have subtitles. I’ve been renting DVDs from and have been watching the series Lost. All the DVDs had subtitles and indicated this on the website listings. This week, the DVD I received had no subtitles at all, so I emailed customer services and told them. I said I felt I was entitled to an accessible service under the DDA as they were a public service provider, therefore should provide subtitles. Their reply –

Thank you for letting us know about your recent faulty disc ‘Lost – Season 1 – Part 1 – Bonus Features’. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused by this and we’d like to reassure you that we do take quality control very seriously.

We regularly check and clean all of our DVDs, and any damaged discs we become aware of are immediately withdrawn from circulation and either fixed or replaced with new stock. We’re therefore very grateful for this report as we can now take action to correct this disc.

We have added an extra credit to your account, so another rental can be sent as soon as possible from those available on your selection list. If you have selected to replace this title back onto your list, we will try and send it again for you. We hope that you don’t have any further problems in the future.

We hope that you don’t have any further problems going forward and once again we are sorry for the inconvenience caused. We hope that you will continue to enjoy using our service in the future.

I think someone has completely missed the point here! Or do they not even bother reading their emails and just press the button that says Refund? *rubs hands in glee*