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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 […]

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

June 10, 2014


Signsong tends to spark a love it/hate it response from the Deaf community. However as a performer and tutor of signsong I can see for myself how interest in the art form is surely growing. But when I tell people what it is I do, I still get the occasional screwed up face and an […]

Liam O’Dell: Keeping myself safe from sound while playing my drums

April 30, 2014


OK, so drums aren’t really the quietest musical instrument out there, which means that for a deaf person like myself, hearing protection is all the more important. But at the same time, the protection methods I use (basically earplugs and closed headphones) shouldn’t be so protective that I don’t hear anything at all. It’s annoying […]

Watch: Music video for ‘Sleep Sound’ by Jamie XX, featuring 13 members of Manchester Deaf Centre

April 14, 2014


The dancer in this video, Sofia Mattioli told Nowness website: “I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me. After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she […]