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Meet: Former Miss England winner, Georgia Horsley

October 31, 2013

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Georgia Horsley, 26, from Malton, North Yorkshire, works as a model and helps to run the family florist business. She won the Miss England title in 2007, and was also one of the top 18 semifinalists at the Miss World Talent pageant in the same year. Georgia lost her hearing in the right ear at the age […]

Melinda Hildebrandt: Why I’m trying to give my daughter access to the Deaf community

October 31, 2013

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I am reading Andrew Solomon’s brilliant Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity at the moment. It’s about how families cope with having a child with a disability (mental, physical, social) and the loaded choices that sometimes result in crises of identity and domestic turbulence. Naturally I jumped ahead to his chapter on deafness […]

Deaf News: BSL video clips to make sport more accessible for deaf children

October 30, 2013

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Video clips to help sport coaches and leaders learn basic, sports related British Sign Language (BSL) to support children with hearing loss have been launched. The clips have been created by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) in partnership with several of the UK’s leading sports organisations, including England Athletics and England Netball. Featuring key […]

The Question: Is it easier to start wearing hearing aids earlier in life?

October 30, 2013

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I was born deaf. Although both of my parents were deaf, because I responded to some sounds, nobody realised that I was partially deaf for around a year. Or maybe it was two years – I was too young to know exactly how long. It was only when my speech didn’t develop that my hearing was […]

Deaf News: Cambridge researchers declare breakthrough against hearing aid background noise

October 29, 2013

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The common problem of background noise making speech unintelligible for hearing aid wearers is one step closer to being solved, say researchers from Cambridge University’s engineering department. Clever computer programs inside hearing aids are being developed to recognise background sounds and eliminate them. They could be available within ten-years. Extract from Cambridge News: Led by […]

Beth Abbott tells us why Bee Communications has joined the Ai-Media group

October 29, 2013

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Limping Chicken sponsor, Bee Communications recently announced that they were joining the Ai-Media group. As a long-time supporter of this site, we invited Bee’s Managing Director Beth to talk to us about what this change might mean. Beth Abbott told us: “Joining Ai-Media will mean that Bee Communications can start to offer captioning to more […]

The Secret Deafie: “I learned long ago that only other parents of deaf children really understand me now”

October 29, 2013

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The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. Today a parent shares some of her feelings about bringing up her deaf daughter.  Ten years ago, my heart was broken. It was when I discovered that my only daughter was deaf. I don’t exactly remember how I felt at the time, […]