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

September 29, 2014

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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 […]

Deaf News: American Deaf woman sues to get sign language interpreter for baby’s birth

September 1, 2014

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Earlier this year, a British Deaf couple made headlines when they complained about the lack of an interpreter during their baby’s birth. Things aren’t any better across the Atlantic, as this story from America shows. Extract from the Miami Herald: Sometime this month or next, Cheylla Silva will be admitted to Baptist Hospital to give […]

Emily Howlett: We need to stop thinking that government changes won’t affect us

August 21, 2014

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There are such a lot of insidious, barely noticeable changes happening right now that it’s pretty much impossible for anyone outside of Westminster to keep up. (Personally, I’m not even convinced anyone inside has managed to keep up.) There’s been a lot of talk about Access To Work recently. Facebook and Twitter keep flashing up […]

Deaf News: Hearing Link joins forces with Patient Opinion to gather views on NHS services

August 19, 2014

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The UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link has joined forces with Patient Opinion to make it easier for people with hearing loss and their families to report back on their experiences of NHS services. Patient Opinion is an independent and non-profit organisation that gathers patient feedback on health services in the UK. The feedback is […]

Deaf News: NHS consulting on new communication rules for deaf patients

August 15, 2014

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NHS England have revealed this week that they are consulting on a range of measures to firstly take account of patient’s communication needs and then take steps to provide information to patients in the most appropriate way. If adopted, the ‘Accessible Information Standard’ will mean hospitals and GPs must provide communication support like sign language interpreters […]

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 […]