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Read: Jackie Ashley’s Guardian article on the effects of refusing people hearing aids

February 10, 2015


Jackie Ashley, daughter of the late deaf politician and campaigner Lord Jack Ashley, has written an article for the Guardian today about the long-term effects of how some parts of the NHS are now planning to refuse people hearing aids. Extract: A decent hearing aid is such a small thing. Cochlear implants cost more but can keep […]

Nikki Heywood: Have you ever heard of Cholosteatoma? Read about my hospital visit and find out what it is

January 8, 2015


Yesterday, I was picked up by Ambulance Transport at 7.15am for an appointment at Manchester Royal Infirmary at 8.55am. I live approximately 11 miles away. We arrived at 9.20am. Hospital staff are used to the lateness, so it wasn’t a problem. I was the only one in the waiting room and I thought, ‘Great. What […]

Meet: Geraldine Rooney, who defied the odds (and her lecturer) to become a deaf nurse

December 10, 2014


Last year, Geraldine Rooney hit the headlines when she achieved her dream of becoming a nurse twenty years after being told it wouldn’t be possible. Below is an extract from that article, and our interview with her about her life and career. Extract: A mum-of-three who was told her deafness would make it impossible for […]

Deaf News: Deaf people in Devon to be given only one hearing aid

December 5, 2014


The Mirror has reported a worrying development in Devon, as cuts to NHS services mean that Deaf people will only be offered one hearing aid from now on. Extract: Patients who are deaf will only be offered one hearing aid instead of two. The dramatic decision comes as part of a desperate bid to save […]

SignHealth: You have until Sunday to make your opinion count in the new NHS Information Standard (BSL)

November 7, 2014


One of the most important changes there’s ever been to healthcare for Deaf people comes a step closer this weekend, and you only have until Sunday to make sure your voice is heard. Information Standard from Deaf Health Charity SignHealth on Vimeo. A rough version of new rules for health workers was published a while […]

Ady Swinbourne: Why I got private hearing aids after 29 years with the NHS

November 2, 2014


Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from September 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing Having been born deaf with moderate to severe hearing loss, I’ve worn NHS hearing aids since my earliest months. In […]

Rebecca Atkinson: Why the NHS is the greatest social leveller deaf and disabled people have

September 29, 2014


Life is a bunch of straws. You pull some longs ones. You pull some short ones. Maybe you got born into a family with money. Or maybe you got born into a family on the brink of existence with barely enough to eat. You don’t get the choice. Maybe you got good health, a fully […]