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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…


Maisie Sly’s father on why her Oscars success could be the turning point for deaf people everywhere – The Telegraph

Maisie Sly, a profoundly deaf six-year-old from Swindon, has just played the lead role in an Oscar-winning…


UK Oscar winner’s sign-language speech raises profile of ‘silent disability’ – The Guardian

Much of the talk before Sunday’s Oscars ceremony was about Hollywood’s moral compass. After 2016’s Oscars So White…


Oscars 2018: Ex-Hollyoaks star uses sign language in acceptance speech – BBC News

A film starring a six-year-old deaf British girl and made by two former Hollyoaks stars has won…


WATCH: Adorable deaf puppy finding love through sign language will melt your heart –

BRITAIN’S unluckiest puppy is walking back to happiness after being taught sign language.


A Day in the Life of Deafness Support Network project worker Erica Jones – The Chester Chronicle

Name: Erica Jones Job: I work for Deafness Support Network as a Project Worker (CIN) / Fundraiser Where were…


Deaf man who was turned down by employers for safety reasons lands a job – at a health and safety firm – Grimsby Telegraph

The Grimsby Telegraph has helped find work for deaf man Stephen Hastie after he spent six months…


Clayhall pupils perform song in sign language for deafness charity – Ilford Recorder 24

Using their voices and their hands, the pupils of Glade Primary School, in Atherton Road, Clayhall, delivered…


Dad’s pride as deaf son Caspar, 7, battles side effect with skateboarding – Devon Live

Through skateboarding, a seven year old boy is learning valuable life skills and a way to combat…


Children with deafness benefit from early learning – The News Leader

Shannon and Pete Mueller discovered their son, Indigo “Indy” was deaf the day after he was born. After…


The adorable moment a little boy hears live music for the first time after revolutionary implant cures his deafness – Daily Mail

This is the adorable moment a formerly deaf boy hears live music for the first time after…


Former Hollyoaks star Rachel Shenton reveals father’s sudden illness inspired her short film… as she opens up on the ‘social pressures’ of Hollywood life – Daily Mail

Her latest cinematic venture, The Silent Child, has landed her in the shortlist for an Academy Award. And…


Workers’ fears on hearing loss – Dorset Echo

Fear of a potential negative effect on their career is preventing people with hearing loss from disclosing…


Gene editing prevents inherited deafness in mice – NHS Choices

“Breakthrough for genetic hearing loss as gene editing prevents deafness in mice,” reports The Guardian after researchers…


Reader letter: I gave up dairy to combat my deafness – Norwich Evening News

Seeing a reader’s experience of how they dealt with their diabetes through a change of diet prompted…


Taste-deaf husband befuddles sensible wife – The Star Beacon

I remember years ago slicing a banana into my bowl of CoCo Wheats. My 9-year-old daughter, drenching…


Wrestling in silence: For Queensbury’s Dave Sanders, deafness no handicap on mat – Glens Falls Post-Star

Step into a wrestling tournament at a local high school gymnasium and one is awash in noise — matches being contested on three…


Half of people living with hearing loss don’t tell employer due to job fears – The Sunday Post

HALF of people with hearing loss do not disclose their condition to their employer for fear of ramifications, a new poll suggests. Action on…

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