Deaf news in BSL from Remark: BSL Act campaign boost | Dementia | Cochlear implant shock

Posted on May 1, 2013

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BSL Act campaign boosted as over 100 MPs sign Early Day motion
The number of signatures took a while to grow, but now the speed of support has increased, with 110 MPs having signed the Early Day Motion. Before Easter, only 55 had signed up.

Organisations team up to fight dementia
Now, Action on Hearing Loss and DCAL – the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre are urging the NHS to introduce a better overall strategy for assessing, diagnosing and managing dementia for deaf people

Deaf Miss India UK aims for Miss India Worldwide title
Nehal Bhogaita is a beauty therapist and community support worker from Leicester who says she wants to be a role model for other deaf or disabled people. She also wants to show that deafness shouldn’t hold people back.

NDCS says thousands of deaf children will lose out under benefits changes
But with new changes in benefits – which will come into effect in October – Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will be scrapped for young people over 16, and replaced by Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Girl receives $7.25m after being shocked by her cochlear implant
The girl, called Breanna Sadler, was fitted with the implant when she was 4 years old. However, four years later, she received a sudden electric shock. She was then shocked twice more, before the device was removed from her skull and replaced with another model.

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