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Laura’s Pregnancy Diary: If deaf charities had a different focus, maybe I could book my antenatal appointments myself

March 7, 2014


Laura Hignett is deaf and pregnant. She is sharing her diary entries with us as she prepares for the birth of her first child. This week, Laura discusses the focus of charities working for deaf people 8 Weeks to go Earlier this week I was reading an article on The Limping Chicken about the urgent […]

Deaf News: Action on Hearing Loss CEO posts video urgently asking supporters to bridge £2.5 million shortfall in funds

February 26, 2014


The CEO of Action on Hearing Loss, Paul Breckell, has posted a video urgently asking the charity’s supporters to bridge a potential £2.5 million shortfall in the charity’s funds. The reason for the shortfall, Breckell tells us in the video,  is a reduction in the money that people have left the charity in their wills […]

Deaf News: Seven deaf groups meet at Westminster to discuss Communication Support Bill

November 25, 2013


Seven deaf organisations and groups representing the deaf community (the D7) are meeting in London today to plot the next steps for Sir Malcolm Bruce MP’s Communication Support Bill. The Bill didn’t progress beyond its second reading last month because it ran out of time for debate. Today, the leading groups from the deaf world […]

Deaf News: Hearing screening campaign for people aged over 65 launched

October 2, 2013


A campaign led by deaf MP Stephen Lloyd to persuade the government to introduce a hearing screening programme for people over the age of 65 has been launched. Backed by charities Action on Hearing Loss and Age UK among others, the campaign Hearing Screening for Life is calling on the government to check hearing at […]

Deaf News: Zero-hours scheme defended by Action on Hearing Loss

August 16, 2013


Zero-hour contracts have come under the spotlight in the past few weeks. National deafness and hearing loss charity, Action on Hearing Loss, has defended itself after The Northern Echo newspaper claimed the organisation is employing two community support workers in the North-East of England on zero-hours contracts. The use of zero-hours contracts has been widely criticised […]

Deaf news: Which? launch hearing aid guide with Action on Hearing Loss

August 6, 2013


Action on Hearing Loss has joined forces with consumer champion Which? to launch a comprehensive guide to hearing aids. This will give deaf hearing aid users the help they need to ensure they get the hearing aid that is right for them. How to get the best hearing aid provides in-depth advice for anyone who is […]

Deaf News: Action on Hearing Loss call on government to improve employment support for deaf people

July 9, 2013


National charity Action on Hearing Loss have teamed up with other charities to produce a report into the problems people with disabilities face with employment support, they announced today. Called ‘Work in Progress’ the report is co-written with Scope, RNIB, Mind and Mencap and calls on the government to urgently rethink employment support for people […]