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Deaf News: Hearing Link urge Deaf adults to give their views on hearing services in England

July 25, 2014

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UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link is urging adults who have used NHS hearing care services to get hearing aids or other support to make their views known about the quality of the service they received. Health service regulator Monitor has launched a full review into how well the hearing care service model is working, […]

What helps people wear their hearing aids? Research from the Cochrane Collaboration

July 25, 2014

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WHY AREN’T YOU WEARING YOUR HEARING AIDS? Sorry for shouting; I know that’s not helpful, actually. I’m wearing mine, but then I can’t hear a thing without them, and if you can then it’s all more complicated. So far from straightforward, in fact, that up to 40% of adults with acquired hearing loss who are […]

Deaf News: Concerns raised for health and care for Deaf people in Oxfordshire

July 21, 2014

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A new report launched today by community interest company Sign Lingual UK and commissioned by consumer champion Healthwatch Oxfordshire highlights a lack of access to health and care services for the Deaf community in Oxfordshire. The Sign Lingual report reveals that current health provision and services in Oxfordshire are not meeting the needs of Deaf people, leaving members of this community at a disadvantage compared to hearing […]

Deaf News: Shocking 73-week wait for hearing aid reassessment in Wales is revealed

June 26, 2014

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Patients with hearing loss in one area of Wales are being forced to wait up to 73 weeks, or 17 months, to get reassessed for hearing aids, Wales Online reports. Figures obtained from Cym Taf Health Board by the local Liberal Democrat Group show the shocking delay patients face to obtain hearing aids if they […]

The Secret Deafie: I was livid when my Deaf grandmother had an operation without being able to communicate with nurses

June 16, 2014

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Do you have a story or experience you’d like to share? If you’d like to write a Secret Deafie column, just email thelimpingchicken@gmail.com I am a hearing individual with a big deaf family background. I received a text message from my Deaf father at the weekend with the term ‘’Pls hurry – your grandma operation […]

Deaf News: Plan to scrap free NHS hearing aids under fire

June 8, 2014

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North Staffordshire Clinical Commission Group (CCG) are considering scrapping providing hearing aids to people with a mild or moderate age-related hearing loss and have asked for local people’s views on the proposals. People have been asked to fill in an online survey or attend public meetings to air their views on the proposals which would save […]

Watch: One mother’s mission to get the NHS using sign language

May 20, 2014

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Amelie Chan, aged 9, has Charge syndrome, a recognisable pattern of birth defects that occurs in about 1 in every 10,000 births. Amelie is deaf and cannot communicate with many of the healthcare professionals who support her during her regular trips to hospital. Lesley, her mother, thinks its important that NHS staff learn sign language […]