Deaf News: Hearing Link urge Deaf adults to give their views on hearing services in England

July 25, 2014

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UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link is urging adults who have used NHS hearing care services to get hearing aids or other support to make their views known about the quality of the service they received. Health service regulator Monitor has launched a full review into how well the hearing care service model is working, […]

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What helps people wear their hearing aids? Research from the Cochrane Collaboration

July 25, 2014

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WHY AREN’T YOU WEARING YOUR HEARING AIDS? Sorry for shouting; I know that’s not helpful, actually. I’m wearing mine, but then I can’t hear a thing without them, and if you can then it’s all more complicated. So far from straightforward, in fact, that up to 40% of adults with acquired hearing loss who are […]

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The 7 biggest risks to your child’s cochlear implant processor

July 24, 2014

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They’re fiddly, they’re amazing and they’re expensive. I can think of no other situation when any sane parent would hang £14,000 of delicate equipment off their children’s ears. But if your child has cochlear implants, that’s what you have to do everyday. Here in Blighty we don’t have to pay big bucks to buy them, […]

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Exclusive: “I should have just kicked her off.” Investigation launched into Train Manager’s alleged angry tirade at Deaf woman

July 23, 2014

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Virgin Trains are investigating an incident in which a Train Manager allegedly subjected a Deaf woman to a angry tirade which horrified other passengers. Michelle Quayle boarded a train from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday morning. She was sitting in her seat reading a book when the Train Manager got her attention by waving his hand in front […]

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How SignHealth have been working to give Deaf people interpreting support in healthcare – and how you can help (BSL)

July 23, 2014

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This is a response to Andy Palmer’s article ‘ GPs should have access to video interpreting or STTR on the road. As standard’ from Paul Welsh, SignHealth’s Communications Director. It’s a sad truth that most Deaf people will have a story just like Andy’s, and it really is time that it never happened again. He […]

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Andy Palmer: GPs should have access to video interpreting or STTR on the road. As standard

July 22, 2014

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I confess, I’ve done it. I did it more than once and I wouldn’t have had it any other way at the time. In the same circumstances I would do it again. To what am I confessing? Interpreting for my deaf family in medical situations, of course. Some people say that the reason why sign […]

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Deaf News: Ofcom asks Deaf people to respond to consultation on BSL on TV

July 22, 2014

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Ofcom is asking whether the choices that broadcasters can make regarding sign language on TV should stay the same, or change. The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) has been delivering sign language programmes since 2009. How did this come about? It is based on audience numbers. Click play to get this information in BSL. There are about 50 TV channels […]

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