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Why Having A Hearing Loss Is Not All Bad

Tamara Marshall | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tamara Marshall

everybody banner For me, peace and quiet is just one click away - all I need to do is turn off my hearing aids, or take them out, and everything is muted. It's quite surreal, especially when I'm walking down a busy street in central London, but it's so peaceful and calming.

Why I Am Supporting The International Week Of The Deaf

Dawn Butler | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

This is a community which is underappreciated and often underrepresented and that is why this week we must celebrate the achievements of the deaf community who are often not recognised enough. It is vital that we give deaf people the right support to enable the full inclusion of sign language in everyday life.

With Sign Language, I Can...

Susan Daniels OBE | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Susan Daniels OBE

We recently launched a campaign for British Sign Language to be taught in every school in the UK - and as we celebrate the International Week of the D...

My Deaf Story

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

For a long time, I have struggled with my hearing but never mentioned it because it doesn't bother me in the slightest. After returning from Hong Kong last year, I realised it was about time I did something about it.

Making Jo Cox's Vision For A World Without Loneliness A Reality For Disabled People

Susan Daniels OBE | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Daniels OBE

Working so closely with deaf children means I know full well that loneliness is a big issue to tackle. It knocks deaf children's confidence before they even start school, affects attainment throughout their education, and causes untold pain that persists later on in life.

Being A Songwriter With Hearing Loss

Sivu | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sivu

everybody banner Right now, who knows what the future holds for me? There is a possibility that I could end up being completely deaf, unable to sing or play my guitar anymore but I try not to think about it and take each day as it comes.

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.

This Badass Sign Language Interpreter Just Out-Snooped Snoop Dogg

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A sign language interpreter stole the show at a recent Snoop Dogg concert when the crowd became mesmerised by her flawless performance. Holly Maniatty...

'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 20.07.2017 | 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 08.06.2017 | 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.