Browsing All posts tagged under »lipreading«

Charlie Swinbourne: 12 tips to ensure deaf people aren’t left out at Christmas!

December 20, 2014

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Christmas is a special time of year, but for deaf people, it can also be a tricky time, because we often find ourselves with people who are not very deaf aware. I still remember one Christmas when my brother’s deaf friend asked if he could drive over to our house for a few hours on Christmas Day – […]

Lesley Weatherson: Find out all about Lipspeaking with Signed Support (LSS)

September 25, 2014

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I’m deaf. I lip read and I find some signs help me. Can you help? A regular request for lipspeakers and a growing method of communication support. But what is it? Where does it fit? Is there a qualification? Well you certainly won’t find anything that resembles this on the Signature website. There is no […]

Video: It’s National Lipreading Awareness Week. So why not take Charlie’s lipreading test?

September 8, 2014

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It’s National Lipreading Awareness Week, so why not test out your skills? Here’s a video our Editor Charlie Swinbourne made back in 2011 for the BBC’s Ouch website. You can read the article that accompanied it by clicking here. Good luck! To find details of lipreading classes or for help with any other hearing loss […]

Michael Fahey: “Deaf? Driving? Surely that’s not safe?” The adventures of a deaf driver

June 17, 2014

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Mention the fact that I’m profoundly deaf and drive and some people’s immediate response is… “Deaf! Driving! Surely that’s not safe! You can’t hear stuff coming! No, sorry, but that should not be allowed.” My automatic response is to roll my eyes and sigh. It’s not as if all hearing drivers can hear what’s going […]

The Secret Deafie: The teacher who embarrassed me in front of the class

June 6, 2014

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The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This dates back to years ago when I was in a main stream primary school. I had one of the loop systems whereby I wore the loop and the teacher had the microphone. I absolutely hated it! I remember saying that I […]

The Secret Deafie: How many deaf old people are left frightened and confused at the lack of communication while in hospital?

April 10, 2014

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Donna Williams’ and Matt Dixon’s recent posts have inspired me to talk about my mother to mark the second anniversary of her death. In the last few years of her life her increasingly frequent visits to hospital coincided with age-related hearing loss , which made it increasingly difficult for her to communicate with medical staff, […]

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 […]