Deaf News: Deaf Plus pays tribute to David Hyslop OBE

Posted on October 21, 2015

The sad news of the passing of David Hyslop OBE has been announced, with the charity Deaf Plus paying tribute to him on their Facebook page.

David has been described as “an incredible doer” who made a huge contribution to the Deaf community and was absolutely committed to the Breakthrough Trust, which worked for deaf hearing integration, and was responsible for many of their projects.

We’ve been given permission to share this post from the Deaf Plus Facebook page:

Everyone at deafPLUS is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our President, David Hyslop, OBE. David received his OBE for his tireless and innovative work with our organisation when we where known as Breakthrough Deaf-Hearing Integration. David served Breakthrough for over forty years as Field Officer, Trust Director, Chairman of the Board and finally as President. He will be remembered fondly. We will endeavour to continue his work.

In the photos below, also courtesy of Deaf Plus, you can see David receiving his OBE, and a section of the speech in his honour when he received his Honorary Doctorate.


Please share your memories of David in the comments below.

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