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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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?”…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Coronation Street viewers praise soap for featuring sign language

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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WATCH: Adorable deaf puppy finding love through sign language will melt your heart – Express.co.uk

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Workers’ fears on hearing loss – Dorset Echo

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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