Tag Archives: Hearing Loops

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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Justice must be heard as well as seen


Yesterdays news contained a piece about a man, aged 101 accused of sexual offences. Both the papers and the broadcasters mentioned that due to his age he was allowed to remain seated outside of the dock. The number of occasions … Continue reading

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The importance of hearing aids


It is widely reported that about 11M people in the UK suffer from hearing loss and of these around one fifth, have sought professional help and been prescribed hearing aid(s). It is estimated that from the point at which the … Continue reading

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A hidden disability


The story of Shari Eberts as told in her blog on Friday is a vital reminder of how many people within our nation respond to their hearing needs, trying to ignore their deafness. Writing a blog or having a tattoo like … Continue reading

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Transport for nearly everyone


In 2010 the Labour Government introduced the Equality Act, drawing together various strands of equalities legislation, some dating back to 1970. One of the ironies of these various laws was that in removing obstacles for discriminated groups, in some cases … Continue reading

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The places where some cannot go


In the furore of comments by Donald Trump and Katie Hopkins suggesting that the Metropolitan Police cannot enter certain parts of London and that there are some parts of the UK that non Muslims cannot go it might be useful … Continue reading

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An important week ahead


The next few days have the potential to reduce isolation for many people within the UK. Around 2M people have hearing loss which is severe enough for them to have had one or more hearing aid or cochlear implants fitted. For … Continue reading

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