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Hearing loss ‘a barrier to employment’, says charity – BBC News

People with hearing loss continue to face barriers when applying for jobs and in the workplace, according…


‘Sailing feels like you are free’ – BBC News

Since last October Chloe, who has profound deafness, has completed three sea voyages. She has experienced Scotland’s coast…


Letter: Deaf patients not getting the help they need – Bridport and Lyme Regis News

After reading the letter in Postbag from P Davis, I fully agree with her regarding care facilities…


Accepting his deafness was the turning point for PhD graduate – Independent Online

A deaf PhD graduate’s journey is living proof that challenges of a life with disability can be…


David R Ewens: ‘Deafness doesn’t confine or define me’ – The London Economic

I am stone deaf, but I have written five novels, and the ability to do that comes…


Nyle DiMarco Calls Out Netflix Film’s ‘Terrible’ Treatment of Deafness – Out Magazine

Nyle DiMarco was hopeful when a close friend’s deaf brother was cast in Netflix’s upcoming film Sierra…


Pregnant mothers warned not to eat a child’s leftovers as doing so could pass on a ‘stealth virus’ that puts babies at risk of DEAFNESS – Daily Mail

It is a routine known to every mother. Once the children are brought home from school, dinner must…


‘Hearing loss hit our marriage’: Former BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond reveals husband ‘became withdrawn’ as they both struggled to deal with deafness in older age – Daily Mail

She has been happily married for 36 years. But Jennie Bond has admitted that hearing loss had an…


Symptoms: Facial Paralysis and Deafness – LWW Journals

A 7-year-old boy was brought in for evaluation of facial paralysis and hearing loss in the right…


Funding Cuts Are Blocking Deaf Children From Achieving Their Potential – HuffPost UK

I have and will always struggle with hearing loss. When I was in my childhood, I was…


Sam McLarty: How a kid with ‘profound deafness’ made it all the way to the Magpies – The Roar

I fell in love with footy at a young age – my dad was a pretty mad…


Partial-deafness proves no barrier to Wellington premier club rugby player –

He may be partially deaf but that hasn’t stopped winger Petaera Meihana from making his mark on…


EE Moves to Improve UK Support for Customers with Hearing Loss –

Mobile operator EE has moved to improve its support for deaf customers by partnering up with Action…


Deaf schoolgirl and campaigner Lily Conlan shortlisted for prestigious national charity award – despite being only six – Hampstead and Highgate Express

After having starred in a video promoting Loud Shirt day for the charity Auditory Verbal along with…


Button’s TV appearance inspires hundreds to offer support to Chester deafness charity – The Chester Standard

THEY say not to work with dogs and children on a national broadcast but one special puppy…


The sound of silence: What Bella Bathurst learned from 12 years of deafness – The Globe and Mail

Bella Bathurst is a writer and furniture maker. She lives in Wales. Her book Sound: A Memoir…


Quality, affordable hearing aids launched – Business Mirror

Blindness separates man from things but deafness separates man from people. This is according to Helen Keller,…


Lancaster man overcomes his deafness to achieve his goals in education – Lancaster Guardian

A man who was born profoundly deaf has overcome many obstacles to graduate twice with two degrees….


Hockey mom’s deafness pushed her boys to be better – Toronto Star

While most young hockey players might expect a stern scolding from their parents after a game for…


The lonely world between the hearing and the Deaf – Washington Post

On the deafness scale of mild, moderate, severe or profound, I am profoundly deaf. With the help…


Light-emitting fibres overcome deafness – Cosmos

Scientists have developed a light-stimulated cochlear implant that shows promise for restoring hearing in deaf people. The novel…


New study suggests treatment for some forms of deafness – Beckley Register-Herald

A new study has shed light on the molecular mechanism in a form of deafness, DFNA27, and…


Reversing hereditary deafness could be possible with brain ‘switch’ breakthrough – The Sun

A BRAIN “switch” that could reverse hereditary deafness has been dis­covered by scientists. Tiny hairs that convert sound…


How Can Developers Build Accessibility Bridges for Deafness and Gaming? – DualShockers

Editor’s Note: “Deafness,” as referred to in this article, crosses all forms and levels of hearing impairment. As…


Toxic treatments: Choosing between deafness and death – CNN

The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu. Lying in his hospital bed, he knew that something was very wrong….


Big base move for Action for Deafness – Shoreham Herald

Action for Deafness has relocated its base from Rowlands Road, Worthing, to larger premises with upgraded facilities….


Camden schoolgirl stars in fundraising video for child deafness charity – Hampstead and Highgate Express

When she was two, her mum Angela noticed that her hearing was deteriorating, and within two years…


Chester conference will shine spotlight on dementia and deafness – The Chester Chronicle

A conference in Chester is set to shine the spotlight on dementia and deafness next month. Deafness Support…


Harry Reynolds opinion column: Deafness and political correctness – Effingham Daily News

So, I was in this sports bar when the waitress showed up. “What do you want to drink?”…


Doug Baldwin: new anthem policy highlights ‘tone-deafness’ between NFL and players – My Northwest

The NFL Wednesday announced a new league policy that would penalize players who kneel during the anthem,…


Feel the beat: deaf fans fight for access to live music – The Guardian

Growing up among the reggae soundsystems and pirate radio stations of 1980s Hackney, Troi Lee was surrounded…


Deafness support group celebrates 20 years of helping people – Hartlepool Mail

A support group for people who are hard of hearing or living with deafness has celebrated its…


Understanding hearing loss, the second most common impairment in the world – Business Standard

Hearing loss is one of the most severe forms of disability and the second most common impairment…


Coronation Street viewers praise soap for featuring sign language



Deafness Support Network study aims prevent dementia misdiagnosis – Northwich Guardian

THE service provider for deaf people in Cheshire has joined the University of Manchester to launch a…


Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms – BBC News

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound ensemble will become the first disability-led group to play the BBC Proms this…


Charity launches new mobile app to help people with hearing loss in Cheshire – The Chester Standard

A CHESTER charity has launched a new app that it says will “revolutionise” the way it communicates…


How the A Quiet Place Deaf Character is a Step Forward – Slash Film

As audiences become more adept at understanding misrepresentations of women, race, and sexuality, the landscape is slowly…


‘A Quiet Place’ Might Be The Best And Most Important Horror Movie Of 2018 – Junkee

There’s a scene in A Quiet Place where Emily Blunt’s character crouches, in intense pain, next to…


The new silent era: how films turned the volume down – The Guardian

A Quiet Place is a smart, scary little shocker that uses restraint in the area of sound…


Outstanding disability rating recognises work by Royal Bank of Scotland – Global Banking And Finance Review

The Royal Bank of Scotland has attained a rating of 95% in Business Disability Forum’s 2018 Disability…


How deafness affects family life – BBC News

When Erin Siobhan Hutching’s older sister Sarah was diagnosed as deaf her parents were given conflicting advice…


Giving deaf people a voice in the workplace – The Guardian

Dan Jarvis is highly driven. But it’s not just a desire for personal advancement that gets him…


‘I owe my Oscar to my Dad’: How Rachel Shenton’s father’s cancer and deafness spurred the Hollyoaks star to Hollywood glory – Daily Mail

The star of the recent Oscars ceremony cuts an anonymous figure as she drags her suitcase up…


People with deafness and hearing loss still don’t enjoy full access to healthcare – Essex TV

A new report by charity Action on Hearing Loss entitled Good Practice? has found that people with…


Grants to help disabled into work increased by £15,000

Hundreds of disabled people are set to benefit from a £15,000 boost to a cap on funding…


Access to work: Funding increase for disabled workers – BBC News

The maximum amount disabled people can claim to help them access employment is set to increase to…


Much-needed facelift for Northwich centre for the deaf – The Chester Chronicle

A hardy team of workers have given a centre for the deaf in Cheshire a much-needed facelift. Commuters…


I’m glad The Silent Child is changing the narrative around deaf children – but it’s important to remember that sign language is not the only option – The Independent

The Oscar nominated short film, The Silent Child, has shone a light on the issues facing parents…


Maisie, 6, asked to star in in full-length sequel to Oscar movie – Plymouth Herald

The six-year-old Plymouth girl who starred in an Oscar-winning short film has been lined up to appear…


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