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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 30.03.2016 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 17.09.2015 | 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.

NHS: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul (Not Me...)

Paul Breckell | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Paul Breckell

According to this week's Budget speech, satisfaction with the NHS is rising year on year. While the NHS can be incredible in a crisis - as I discovered when a close friend, in his early forties, went from complaining of headaches and dizzy spells to, 48 hours later, having lifesaving brain surgery - there are other, unsung services that are facing unprecedented cuts.

This Entire Town Learned Sign Language To Surprise Their Deaf Neighbour

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In probably the loveliest thing we've seen all month, an entire town spent a month secretly learning sign language so that they could surprise their d...

'My Deafness Will Help Make Me A Better Doctor'

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Like any young woman, Justine Durno has dreams. This 26-year-old is currently in her third year of studying medicine and wants to become a GP. Unl...

Touching Video Shows What It's Like For Deaf People Hearing For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The next time you complain about someone's loud conversation on the train, you may want a reality check to consider how lucky you are to hear in the f...

Deaf Children Are Being Failed by the Education System

Susan Daniels | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Susan Daniels

Imagine a world where nearly two thirds of children were leaving school without getting good GCSEs. Parents would rightly be furious that their child hadn't got the right support at school. There would be outrage and a clamour for urgent action. But when it comes to deaf children, this is the reality that we face.