Our Editor Charlie Swinbourne has appeared on BBC1’s Watchdog programme talking about hearing loops, a device which can help people who wear hearing aids to hear more clearly in public places.
With Christmas coming up, the programme’s investigation looked into access for deaf and disabled people in restaurants, and Charlie was interviewed along with a wheelchair user and a blind person.
Charlie said: “Hearing loops have been around for years but the problem has always been that often the technology is broken. I think often deaf people are the last thing on the list because deafness is invisible, so it’s very easy for deaf people to feel like they are forgotten.”
Watch the episode on BBC iPlayer by clicking here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06rjw5j/watchdog-series-36-episode-8
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