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Deborah Rehmat: Gradual hearing loss – “It’s more about not being able to understand”

September 17, 2014


“It’s not really so much about not being able to hear – it’s more about not being able to understand”. My father and I were talking on the phone when he made this remark about progressive hearing loss – something we talk about a lot these days. He has worn hearing aids for decades and […]

Ammaar Hussein: How young deaf people like me are more vulnerable to bullying

September 16, 2014


I am Ammaar Hussein, I am 16 and from Harrow. I have a Profound Sensori Neural hearing loss and wear two hearing aids. I am currently starting A-levels and I will be studying History, Art, Government and Politics. In the future I want to become a Teacher of the Deaf and help deaf young people with […]

Emily Howlett: Are cochlear implants child abuse, a ‘quick fix’ or a threat to Deaf identity?

September 12, 2014


As anyone who reads my Deaf Mum column will have noticed, cochlear implants have been quite a hot topic of conversation for me recently. And when I say hot, I mean scorching. Having been burned by both sides of all the arguments over the years, I thought it was about time someone tried to look […]

Deaf News: Deaf couple and family appear in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud

September 11, 2014


Earlier today, we reported on how seven people are appearing in court charged with a £200,000 Access to Work fraud. Now, we can also report that a Deaf couple and their family have appeared in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud. Extract from the Daily Mail: A deaf man and his family falsely […]

Deaf News: Seven people appear in court accused of £200k Access to Work fraud

September 11, 2014


The Croydon Advertiser has reported that seven people have appeared in court accused of conspiring to fraudulently claim money from the government’s Access to Work fund. Among them is the former boss of the Dering recruitment agency, Stephen Dering, who is profoundly deaf. Extract: THE former boss of a specialist recruitment agency for deaf people […]

Kim Webster: Between deaf and hearing identity: Trying to find out where I fit in

September 10, 2014


A friend asked me earlier this week, “What does being deaf mean to you?” Honestly? I replied with a series of ‘cant’s’. It wouldn’t be too strong to say I hate it, and if someone had turned round to me and said “Hey, I made this magical potion thing that will restore all your hearing […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 5 reasons why swimming is a great sport for deaf people

September 9, 2014


A few minutes ago, we posted the news that the NDCS has received £160,000 funding from Sport England to run a project to include young deaf people in inclusive swimming programmes. Which gives me a great reason to write this article. I love swimming, and recently, I’ve rediscovered it. Swimming was a big part of my […]