Category Archives: Deaf & Hard of Hearing

A shameful Government


Before Christmas I wrote about the case of a profoundly deaf Iraqui boy who fled from his home country with his family because he was under threat of death due to his disability. The Hamadamin family along with six year old … Continue reading

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The need for a major breakthrough


The idea that our railway services are in chaos is hardly a radical statement. Anyone who lives in the Southern Rail area would not need to be persuaded of that argument, and this morning the Argus newspaper carries the story … Continue reading

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Make 2017 better for at least 2M people


It is estimated that around 7M people in the UK would benefit from the use of hearing aids. Of these just over a quarter already have a device that has been fitted, ensuring that the technology involved gives them the … Continue reading

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We need to show compassion


Lawand Hamadamin is a deaf six year old Iraqui boy who with his family was admitted to the UK from a refugee camp in Dunkirk. Lawand was born profoundly deaf, and due to problems with his cochlear implant following his … Continue reading

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Technology that needs champions


There is a form of well established science that has the potential to change the life experiences of over 2m people in society. Sadly many of these people are poorly served by the way this proven piece of technology is … Continue reading

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Amazing sounds and sights


A few days ago the on-line Telegraph published a video of a 3 month old baby hearing the voice of her mother for the first time. Idaho resident Annabelle Lawrence was born profoundly deaf, but doctors discovered that her auditory nerve … Continue reading

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Will Network Rail come good?


This morning there is an article in the Guardian which suggests that Network rail will come good on many years of unmet challenges for their disabled passengers, whilst their budget is being cut in the areas concerned. So assuming that … Continue reading

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