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Deaf News: ‘Deafheads’ cheer on Grateful Dead at reunion concert

July 14, 2015

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Ultimate Classic Rock website has reported on a group of Deaf fans who cheered on the Grateful Dead at their recent reunion concert in Chicago. The group of rock fans have been following the band since the 1980s, and at the recent concert, were able to enjoy the music with sign interpretation as well as […]

Go See: World Deaf Tennis Championships in Nottingham, 20th – 26th July

July 14, 2015

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There’s a unique opportunity to go and see the world’s best deaf tennis players in action in Nottingham next week, with the World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place at Nottingham Tennis Centre. The event is organised by the tennis foundation, and features not only the men’s and women’s tournament, but also the junior tournament too. Tickets […]

Deaf News: MP accuses government of making Access to Work cuts without knowing full financial implications

July 13, 2015

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Steve McCabe, the MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, has criticised the Government for making cuts to the Access to Work programme without knowing the full impact of the scheme on the economy. McCabe, of the Labour party, has been challenging the Government’s changes, specifically the introduction of a cap on Access to Work support, in Parliament […]

Deaf News: Deafness experts in America say deaf children should be bilingual and learn sign language

July 11, 2015

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At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com. Deafness experts in the US, writing in a journal called Pediatrics, have said that deaf children should be bilingual, and that “the benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks” for deaf […]

Deaf News: Sky TV say they’ll substantially increase on-demand subtitles by 2016

July 10, 2015

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Sky has shared plans with charity Action on Hearing Loss, outlining its commitment to ensure its on-demand platform can show substantially more subtitles by summer 2016, a move that promises to make its service more accessible to the one in six people in the UK who have some kind of hearing loss. Currently, little of […]

Deaf News: Deafness could be treated by virus, say scientists

July 9, 2015

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It’s been reported that scientists think they will soon be able to treat some forms of deafness by using a virus to correct the genes that cause hearing loss. Extract: Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards treating some forms of deafness after restoring hearing in animals. Defects in a baby’s DNA are behind […]

Deaf News: Lilian Greenwood MP elected new Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness

July 7, 2015

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Lilian Greenwood, the Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South, has been elected chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness. The group was previously led by Stephen Lloyd MP before he lost his seat in the recent elections. Lilian said: “I’m delighted to have been elected to this role and look forward to leading […]