Browsing All posts tagged under »deafness«

Gavin Dean: I need your help for my study on how Usher syndrome affects psychological wellbeing (BSL)

January 19, 2016

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To take part in Gavin’s study, which has a deadline of Jan 31st, click here. Having Usher syndrome myself since […]

The Question: Is the much-used statistic ’10 million deaf people’ helpful?

September 26, 2014

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An often quoted statistic about deafness and hearing loss in the UK is that there are ten million people who […]

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

September 17, 2014

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“It’s not really so much about not being able to hear – it’s more about not being able to understand”. […]

“Deafness wasn’t my problem, it was my attitude towards it that was the problem.” Jane Billingham on discovering hearing aids at 47

August 8, 2014

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My name is Jane. At the age of 47, in 2013, I started wearing hearing aids. I was well aware […]

Deaf News: TV personality John Barrowman experiences deafness for the day for Hearing Dogs charity

July 8, 2014

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TV personality John Barrowman has experienced deafness for the day as part of a filmed experiment so that he could […]

Rebecca-Anne Withey: Signsong is a way for Deaf performers to embody a song

June 10, 2014

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Signsong tends to spark a love it/hate it response from the Deaf community. However as a performer and tutor of […]

Jennifer Stuessy: How do you wear your ‘Deaf’?

March 19, 2014

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It never fails. The moment you look away from a group of hearing folk is when they start asking you […]

Jen Dodds: Why do people assume there’s something wrong with being deaf?

October 28, 2013

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The other day, my toddler and I took our car to have some work done to it at a garage […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Hearing impaired? Hard of hearing? It’s hard to find the right term to ‘deafine’ yourself. I should know

September 27, 2013

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Mark Levin’s article on this site last week about eradicating the term ‘hearing impaired’ clearly struck a chord – it […]

Deaf News: Pensioner left deaf after being given double dose of medicine by bungling doctors

September 11, 2013

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A 77-year-old pensioner from Somerset has become deaf after doctors made a mistake by giving him a double dose of […]