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

April 10, 2014


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


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 […]

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

March 31, 2014


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 […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 10 tips for including deaf people at Christmas!

December 19, 2013


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

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

October 28, 2013


The other day, my toddler and I took our car to have some work done to it at a garage in a nearby town. We were greeted by a rather annoying salesman-type manager person, who was probably also working part time as a game show host. You know the type? Sharp suit, stiff hair, far […]

PJ Gribbin: Why hearing people should be forgiven their ‘Wonky Moments’

January 14, 2013


I usually get up and make my first pot of tea of the day at around 05:45. At this time of the year that means that I’ll need to switch on a light – but that didn’t happen this morning. Oh yes, I switched the switch OK, but … nothing. So, what happened next? Perhaps […]

Read their lips: Seb Coe accepts Lifetime Achievement award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year, calls someone a “bastard”

December 17, 2012


It’s been a great year for Seb Coe, with London 2012 a massive success, being tipped to become the next Mayor of London, and last night, winning the Lifetime Achievement award at the BBC’s annual Sports Personality of the Year bash. But this chicken thought he let himself down a tad when, seconds after finishing […]