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Deaf News: Study is published in two medical journals showing poor health care cuts Deaf lives short

January 26, 2015


The world’s first large scale study of the health of Deaf people, compared with the hearing population, has been published in two medical journals today. BMJ Open and the BJGP (British Journal of General Practice) both carry the results of the research. It revealed shocking inequality in treatment, which means that some Deaf people are […]

Deaf News: Missing Deaf man in Sussex found after BSL appeal from policeman

January 22, 2015


We reported yesterday on a missing Deaf man called Thomas Swan in Sussex, who hadn’t been seen since Friday last week. Sergeant Glen Barham, who is the Hampshire Constabulary Police Link Officer for Deaf people, signed an appeal for information as to Thomas’s whereabouts (see below). We’re pleased to report that in a comment last night […]

Deaf News: Motor dealer Arnold Clark partners with SignVideo to allow customers to contact them in BSL

January 21, 2015


Motor dealer Arnold Clark has partnered with our supporter SignVideo to enable them to communicate with members of the Deaf community using SignVideo BSL Live. BSL Live is a secure and easy-to-use British Sign Language (BSL) online video interpreting service. By simply clicking on a BSL Live icon on the Arnold Clark website, Deaf BSL users […]

Watch: Signing policeman appeals for help finding missing Deaf man in Sussex

January 21, 2015


A Deaf man called Thomas Swan from Hove, Sussex, has been missing since Friday last week. In this video, Sergeant Glen Barham, who is the Hampshire Constabulary Police Link Officer for Deaf people, signs the appeal for information as to Thomas’s whereabouts. If you can help, please use the contact details in the video.

Deaf News: New device created which will enable Deaf people to hear with their TONGUES

January 20, 2015


At first glance, this story looks like a practical joke. But it’s been reported in the Telegraph, so there must be something in it. It seems the next breakthrough in enabling deaf people to hear may involve not our ears, but our tongues. Read on… Extract: Cochlear implants have had great success in restoring hearing […]

Deaf News: ODEON partners with the National Deaf Children’s Society to offer subtitled films for kids

January 19, 2015


ODEON – Europe’s largest cinema group – has announced a partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Society which will see subtitled kid’s film screenings for children trialled at cinemas across the UK. Last weekend, 14 ODEON cinemas around the country hosted subtitled kid’s film screenings, so that young people who are deaf or hard of hearing […]

Deaf News: Gloucestershire Deaf Association to launch Deaf awareness videos

January 16, 2015


Deaf charity Gloucestershire Deaf Association have received funding to make a series of Deaf awareness videos, which will released online in the next few weeks. The videos are possible thanks to a grant awarded by the Lloyds TSB Foundation Trust in 2013 to fund a two-year project to help Deaf and hard of hearing people […]