Deaf Awareness Week

The Lack Of Sign Language In Schools Is An Injustice For Young People, Deaf And Hearing

Susan Daniels OBE | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Susan Daniels OBE

The lack of opportunities to learn BSL is not just a deaf issue; in fact, the survey found young people without hearing impairments were actually more interested in BSL. Over 90% of young people saying they want the chance to learn this language is a demand that the Department for Education must respond to.

Hearing Loss Need Not Be A Barrier

Paul Breckell | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK
Paul Breckell

For the last week, Action on Hearing Loss has been marking Deaf Awareness Week by asking people to tell us their stories. Rather than set a particular agenda ourselves, we wanted the voices of those living with hearing loss to be heard, and their stories to be shared.

The Stigma Behind ‘Deafness Denial’ – And Why It’s Not an Age Issue

Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Apparently us Brits are in the grip of 'deafness denial' as four million of us refuse to admit that we're losing our hearing, despite the symptoms being loud and clear.

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Pardon? Why Brits Are In ‘Deafness Denial’ | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pardon? Excuse me? Eh? If you are forever being told to turn the TV down, regularly ask for a question to be repeated three times or more, or struggle...