Category Archives: Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Deaf Awareness Week 2019


The focus today on deaf awareness week is related to youth and families. My own family is one that has had an extensive exposure to deafness. My sister was diagnosed with deafness when she was relatively young, before she left … Continue reading

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Bus information must include hearing loops


A few weeks ago a Labour MP, Grahame Morris asked a question of the Department of Transport regarding the provision of signage and sound systems on buses. Although his question was specific to his North East constituency it was a … Continue reading

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Today is the first day of …..


The idea that each day begins the rest of our lives is always easier to say than to apply to our behaviour. If that is the case on a personal level, imagine how hard it must be on a national … Continue reading

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Check where you are digging/cutting


The idea that digging a few holes in a piece of land to erect a fence could lead to thousands of homes and businesses and hundreds of thousands of people becoming disconnected from their phones, TV and internet sounds like … Continue reading

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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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