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'I Went To My Local Alcohol Team But They Told Me they Don't Work With Deaf People'

Dr Onkar Sahota | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Onkar Sahota

Most important of all we need to listen to what the disabled and Deaf are telling us themselves. Real improvements can only come from listening to and respecting those living with disability and living with mental health problems - those who have experienced the service and know what has worked well and what hasn't.

Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Children's Books

Susan Daniels OBE | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Susan Daniels OBE

I believe characters in stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but only a very small handful of children's books feature a deaf character. There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK. Most are born to hearing parents and go to mainstream schools where they may be the only deaf child, so they can feel quite isolated.

Deaf Couple Hear Each Other For First Time After 12 Years Of Marriage Thanks To Cochlear Implants

Caters | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A deaf couple who have been married for 12 years have just heard each other for the first time. Neil and Helen Robinson, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, we...

Non-Verbal 6-Year-Old Finds Friend For Life in Adopted Deaf Boxer Dog

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

A non-verbal six-year-old boy has formed a strong bond with a deaf dog. Connor Guillet, from Florida, was adopted at birth. He has only ever used sign...

The Uncomfortable Truth about Disability

Ruth Gould | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Gould

Disability is a word that provokes a range of emotions from across society. At its worst, it immediately stigmatizes and excludes many through pure ig...

Police Shoot Dead Deaf Driver 'Who Was Trying To Communicate With Sign Language'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

An unarmed deaf man has been shot dead by a police officer, with witnesses claiming he had been trying to communicate using sign language. The officer...

Sea Anemone Could Be The Answer To Reversing Hearing Loss In Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Tech

Patients with hearing loss could now be treated with sea anemones as scientists have found they are able to repair damage to the inner ear. Sea anemon...

Why We Want to Take Noise Off the Menu

Paul Breckell | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Paul Breckell

There are few pleasures as universal as dining out with family and friends. Grabbing a pint in the pub with an old friend or going to dinner with loved ones are some of our favourite ways to spend quality time social time with our nearest and dearest. Far from being merely a place to eat and drink, restaurants, cafes and bars are social spaces - social spaces that across the UK we elect to spend our time, and our money.

Toddler Squeals With Joy After Finally Hearing Mum's Voice

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler whose hearing has been progressively deteriorating since birth squealed with joy the moment he heard his mum's voice properly. Kaiden Orante...

People Of The Eye - Seeing Is Believing

Mik Scarlet | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

. I have always felt that good theatre shows you a life you might never know while holding a mirror to your own experience. I want to leave a product...

Tackling the Exploitation of Deaf Women in Uganda

Rehema Namarome | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Rehema Namarome

Deaf women in Uganda were missing out on so much in life that I was inspired to set up the United Deaf Women's Organisation (UDEWO), in 2002. As executive director, I've been working to support and empower women ever since - I want to see a society where we are treated as equals. There were more than 126,000 deaf people in Uganda in 2002, and many of those are women.

Amazing Video Shows Starbucks Barista Signing To Deaf Customer At Drive-Through

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A video of a deaf woman's encounter with Starbucks' drive-through staff has gone viral for all the right reasons. The encounter shows Rebecca King,...

We Must Be More Vigilant to the Concerns of Deaf Children

Shirley Wilson | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Shirley Wilson

As NSPCC CEO Peter Wanless said last month, while the jailing of Stuart Hall, Max Clifford, Rolf Harris and the like show that no one is above the law, we must never forget the victims of 'non-celebrity' sex crimes who will have suffered horrendous experiences and deserve to seek justice.

Hearing Matters - Why Urgent Action Is Needed on Deafness, Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Paul Breckell | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Paul Breckell

Despite hearing loss being acknowledged by the government as a major public health issue - and with its 'Action Plan on Hearing Loss' now in place - there is still an overall perception that hearing loss isn't necessarily that 'serious'. It's often viewed as an inevitable part of ageing, and its links with other serious health conditions are not as widely known as they should be.

Heartwarming Moment Woman Hears For First Time In 28 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The touching moment a woman hears for the first time in 28 years has been captured on film. Jody Parcel, 30, had a cochlear implant fitted so that ...

Student Comforts Deaf Man With Cerebral Palsy On Busy Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student has been hailed an internet hero after he was spotted comforting a disabled stranger on a busy bus. Godfrey Cuotto was photographed hold...

Unscreened and Not Heard

Paul Breckell | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Breckell

As a charity, at Action on Hearing Loss we often talk about the 10 million people in the UK living with a hearing loss. While this is a shockingly large figure - amounting to one in six of us - what we perhaps don't stress enough is that four of those 10 million live with an unaddressed hearing loss.

June Brown Is Not Alone

Richard Kramer | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Richard Kramer

Hearing and sight loss in older age is usually dismissed as a normal part of ageing process - and therefore ignored or the impact is overlooked. This is true not only of individuals and their families and friends, but also healthcare professionals.

The Government Is Capping Deaf Young People's Ambitions And Aspirations

Susan Daniels | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Susan Daniels

What of those deaf young people who need ongoing regular support in order to thrive and prosper at work? The cap has sent them a very clear signal - to cap their aspirations and settle for something beneath their hopes and expectations.

Deaf Woman Hears Live Music For First Time At Glastonbury

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For a lot of people, going to Glastonbury is a pretty big deal. But for Jo Milne, it was life-changing. The 40-year-old, who was born deaf, was inv...

It's Time To Put An End To Digital Exclusion

Paul Breckell | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Breckell

Imagine if you couldn't get involved in friends' or colleagues' conversations about Games of Thrones, Breaking Bad or W1A? As FOMO (that's Fear Of Missing Out, for anyone over 35 like me) continues to take hold, it's not acceptable for broadcasters to continue cutting one in nine people out of the popular culture of their generation.

Deaf People Hear The Voices Of Loved Ones In Heartwarming Video

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jessa Mae is just like any other 16-year-old: she loves meeting up with friends, laughing and dancing. She is also deaf. "My dad is a fisherma...

Five Things the New Social Care Minister Needs to Remember About Sensory Loss

Sue Brown | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

In recent years there has been a recognition that the only way to make health and social care deliver at a time of increasing demand, is to focus on prevention, and social care has a key role to play in this...

Watch This Awesome Cover Of Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk In Sign Language

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Covering Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk can be difficult at the best of times. But it takes some sheer skill (and pizzazz) to cover such a funky little nu...

Why It Pays to Invest in Research

Paul Breckell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Breckell

I've got some good news that I really want to share with you today - the first drugs to treat hearing conditions are expected within five years according to the report published by Action on Hearing Loss. This is a big deal.