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Emily Howlett: How reporting my hospital experience to the NHS made a real difference

April 7, 2014

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A few months back, I found myself strapped to a spinal board in the back of an ambulance blue-flashing its way towards Accident and Emergency. It wasn’t for fun, I assure you. However, with the kind of extreme luck usually reserved for Lottery winners and those who accidentally buy a house next door to George […]

Teresa Garratty: Is it time for deaf people to be a little less angry?

April 7, 2014

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but there seem to be an awful lot of angry Deaf people about. I bet some of you are already becoming enraged by reading that last sentence. Now, calm down dear! After all, life’s too short and I’m not even bothered. See? Look at my face… I’m not exactly […]

Donna Williams: SignHealth are right – my Mum, and other deaf people in hospital, deserve better

March 31, 2014

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Last week, two articles on Limping Chicken made an impact on me. SignHealth’s research showing the lack of access to healthcare for deaf people and Jen Dodds’s brilliant call for unity are both incredibly relevant to me right now. I’ve been an admin for the Spit the Dummy Facebook group campaigning for a BSL Act for […]

Ni Gallant: To speak or sign at university – my dilemma

February 27, 2014

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So recently I’ve been debating with myself over what I like to term the ‘to speak or not to speak’ issue. It started with frustration over my progressive deafness and having ‘good speech’ which makes it inevitable that when meeting people for the first time they don’t immediately realise that I’m Deaf. They also don’t […]

Teresa Garratty: Face-palm. How a simple insurance phone call turned into a complex drama

February 25, 2014

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Last month I wrote an article about new years resolutions and one of those resolutions was to try to use the phone a bit more. This had generally been going quite well…up until last week. You see phones are somewhat of an arch nemesis for me. I can hear enough over the phone to know […]

Richard Turner: My discovery of access and human rights

January 29, 2014

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I never really thought about human rights issues or equality before I lost my hearing. I didn’t think these issues affected me personally. My life then revolved around making money, watching football, going to the pub and socialising with my friends and family. But then I lost most of my hearing and my whole life […]

Mark Levin: How being told “NO” drove me on

January 27, 2014

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I remember the day I sat anxiously in the office of my Vocational Rehab counselor. The discussion that day was about my transfer to a mainstream college. I was set on changing my major to Audio Engineering or Music Business. I’ll never forget how her words stung. “You are setting yourself up to fail”. She […]