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Putting a Stop to Bullying

Ian Noon | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Ian Noon

By taking a few simple steps, we can all minimise the risk of bullying and make sure that deaf children and young people have happy memories and experiences at school and leave as confident adults.

Say What?

Deborah Gale | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Gale

In the UK, an estimated 4 million people have unaddressed hearing loss. It takes most people at least 10 years, before they do anything about it. What a waste. During this time, they miss out on 10 years worth of good hearing, at the same time as making themselves less likely to accept and adapt to wearing assistive devices.

Nine Reasons Why Being Deaf Isn't That Bad, Honest

Clodagh Corbett | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Clodagh Corbett

1) You get free tube travel If you live in a London borough, you can get a Freedom Pass, which entitles you to free bus and tube travel all around London. Cheers Boris! You won't however, be able to get a blue badge, which would be really handy for parking wherever you want. A quick check with the council will confirm "Bog off, there's nothing wrong with your legs".

Deaf Man Signed 'Watch Me' Before Fatal Punch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

A deaf man signed "watch me" before he killed an actor with a single punch, a court has heard. Matthew Powe, 30, knocked out Vitalis Katakinas duri...

The Heartfelt Moment This Deaf Woman Hears Sound For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Joanne Milne suffers from Usher's syndrome, a condition that usually starts from birth and affects the inner ear. She has never heard a sound, not...

The Welfare Cap Will Leave Many Disabled People Fearful for Their Future

Sue Brown | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

All too often disabled people are being hit the hardest by this Government's spending cuts. Many disabled people are struggling to make ends meet as they face long delays for assessment for PIP, have been hit by the bedroom tax and experience cuts to social care. In reality, the only way to keep spending below the newly announced welfare cap will be to restrict benefits for this same group.

Deafness in Sport - Overcoming the Odds

Alex Jones | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

In terms of American sport - and global sport - not only making the grade in the NFL, but playing for a Super Bowl-winning franchise is just about as high an accolade as it gets. But while Coleman would rightfully have celebrated Seattle's success, and considered it his career high-point, he might also have reflected that his greatest achievement to date would have been getting to the NFL in the first place.

To Go on Being World Leaders in Supporting Disabled People We Need to Tackle the PIP Backlog

Sue Brown | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

many will also be unaware that figures released from the DWP last week, showing that out of a total of 229,700 new claims for PIP made since last April, only 43,800 decisions have been made.

Subtitles - The Good, the Bad and the Funny

Clodagh Corbett | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clodagh Corbett

The BBC does seem to specialise in its welcomes. A personal favourite is the introduction of the 'arch bitch of Canterbury' Alright, he may not be everyone's cup of tea but that's a bit uncalled for! Let's not forget introducing the Chinese Year of the Horse as 'Year of the Whores'. Crikey!

Helping My Deaf Teenager Grow Up

Helen Armstrong | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Armstrong

This situation is the reality for many parents of deaf children. Lucy was diagnosed as moderately deaf at 9 months old. 90 per cent of deaf children are born to hearing parents with no experience of deafness and I also had no experience. So I had to start from the beginning and learn as much as I could.

Pardon? A Day in the Life of... a Deaf Twentysomething

Clodagh Corbett | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clodagh Corbett

Of the 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, 3.7 million are of working age (16 - 64) Have you wondered just how young deaf people manage to lead normal lives? Yes, yes you have.

Now Is the Time to Get Disability on the International Development Agenda

James Thornberry | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
James Thornberry

Disabled people have unique needs and we cannot expect this group to just be absorbed in general aid or international development programmes. Instead we must provide targeted support that benefits this vulnerable and often forgotten group.

Did Mandela Deaf Interpreter Take Part In Brutal 'Necklacing' Murder?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The man who caused a world-wide furore over his fake sign language at Nelson Mandela's funeral was part of a gang of "necklacers", who murdered oppone...

Britain's Medal-Winning Deaflympics Heroes Deserve Recognition, Not Silence

Charlie Swinbourne | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport
Charlie Swinbourne

Why haven't we heard these stories? There's no doubt that Britain's deaf athletes suffer not only from the chronic lack of funding but also from the lower profile of the Deaflympics. I argued after last summer's games that the Paralympics were a missed opportunity for deaf athletes, but we've just seen another missed opportunity in the lack of coverage in mainstream media for these Deaflympics.

Can Super-Fast Hand Dryers Damage Your Hearing?

Tom Rokins | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

If you are reading this, then you probably suspect what the answer may be. Sadly, your suspicions would seem to be correct - it would seem that yes, the relatively new "super-fast" hand dryers can indeed negatively impact your hearing.

WATCH: Deaf Woman Hears Son's Voice For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The above video may be nearly five minutes long but it is worth every second. Trust us. A heartwarming video of a deaf mother hearing her 6-year-ol...

One Billion Rising - Story of a Deaf Woman's Experience of Domestic Violence

Mary Griffiths Clarke | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mary Griffiths Clarke

As part of my series of short films for the One Billion Rising campaign, 'Sarah', tells the story of a deaf woman's experience of domestic violence.

The Long and Winding Road: Disabled Access to Live Music

Rob Maddison | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rob Maddison

Where are they all? Of course everyone's heard of Ian Dury but there are actually loads of amazing disabled musicians out there that one simply never hears about. Following last year's Paralympics, disability awareness in general society is at an all time high, but how does the music industry fare?

The Inspirational Tale of Mike Buss, the Deaf Endurance Athlete

Lucy Eyre-Tanner | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Sport
Lucy Eyre-Tanner

Hearing is definitely something we take for granted, along with everything else we are lucky enough to have. I remember an incident when I was 12 and I was getting incredibly frustrated with my friend who kept saying 'what?' and getting me to repeat myself over and over again.

New Drug 'Could Cure Deafness'

PA | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A potential cure for permanent deafness has been found by scientists using a drug that stimulates the inner ear. The drug, codenamed LY411575, trig...

What a Little Girl Taught Me About Humanity

Melissa Mostyn-Thomas | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn-Thomas

But when Isobel was finally diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global developmental delay at one year old, I found myself dealing with extraordinarily complex psychologies. Yes, I had a label; but it wasn't what I expected.

MMR Vaccine 'Caused Deafness'

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A rogue strain of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has been proven to have caused deafness in at least two children, it has been claimed. Kat...

Does A Good Gossip Make Us Deaf?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Concentrating closely on a conversation or a juicy bit of gossip, can make people deaf to other sounds - even someone shouting the words "I'm a gorill...

Murder and Mayhem in London - My Father, the Tourist Who Cannot Hear

Sorab Shroff | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sorab Shroff

My father has never left the tiny corner of Mumbai in which he lives. He was born deaf, at a time when being disabled meant you were condemned to a limited formal education. His trip, stressful and unforgettable, helped me see London - and my father - differently. With Father's Day coming up, it helped us look at my dad through clear, unsentimental eyes of grown up adults.

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Pardon? Why Brits Are In ‘Deafness Denial’

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...