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Deaf News: Actress Rachel Shenton helps NDCS encourage young Deaf dancers and musicians

January 12, 2015


Former Hollyoaks star, Rachel Shenton, is helping the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) encourage young deaf dancers and musicians to showcase their performance skills and enter Raising the Bar, a new music and dance competition which launches today. Raising the Bar was developed by NDCS to make dance and music more accessible for the 45,000 […]

Deaf News: Deaf musician starting career again after 30 years reaches Kickstarter funding goal

November 20, 2014


A musician who is starting his career again many years after becoming deaf has reached his funding goal on Kickstarter. Stu Nunnery’s Kickstarter page says: Between 1973 and 1982, I recorded my first album of original compositions, saw two songs make the American pop charts, and another make it all the way to #1 in […]

Teresa Garratty: “Touched for the 31st time” – my top 10 misheard song lyrics!

November 9, 2014


Every weekend, we are publishing one popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from November 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing When you’re Deaf or hard of hearing, sometimes things that are similar get muddled up, but it’s not […]

Music video featuring members of Manchester Deaf Centre wins best video at the Q Awards

October 24, 2014


A music video featuring members of Manchester Deaf Centre won best video at the Q awards on Wednesday night, beating videos by Sam Smith, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys.   The video, for a song called Sleep Sound, won by public vote. Manchester Deaf Centre said on Facebook: It was up for public vote, so it’s […]

Richard Turner: Discovering music again with a cochlear implant

October 16, 2014


I have always loved listening to music. When I was a teenager and in my early twenties living in Manchester in the eighties and early nineties the music scene there formed a soundtrack to my life and it defined my youth. I grew up listening to Manchester bands like The Smiths, The Happy Mondays and […]

Nancy M. Williams: The moment I told the truth about my hearing loss… in front of a packed audience at a piano recital

October 2, 2014


When I went back to the piano in my early forties, I decided not to mention my hearing loss to my teacher, Stephen. My hearing aids were the kind that audiologists refer to as half shells, the shape of two tiny apples protruding from my ears. I hoped Stephen wouldn’t notice my aids—after all, they […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Music venues should follow Glastonbury and give Deaf people better access to concerts

June 30, 2014


By all accounts, this year’s Glastonbury festival went down a muddy storm, and even better, the festival has also been honoured for the way it allowed Deaf and disabled people to access the festival. BBC News has reported this morning that the festival is the first ever to be awarded ‘gold’ status by the charity Attitude […]