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Deafness and Hearing Loss

Improvement of Employer Attitudes Crucial for Disabled Jobseekers

National disability charity responds to new findings from the Centre for Social Justice, and calls for the Government to actively work with employers to promote disabled people. New polling from the Centre for Social Justice showed that two thirds (63 per cent) of HR decision makers think there are barriers to hiring disabled people, and that only a third (33 ... Read More »

Our dog-loving nation set to go barking mad for the Great British Dog Walk 2017

Our dog-loving nation is set to go barking mad for this year’s Great British Dog Walk, 20 fun-filled countryside walks being held between March and June 2017 to ensure more hearing dogs can be trained to bring life-transforming benefits to deaf children and adults. Now firmly established as one of the UK’s favourite series of dog walks, around 4,000 adults ... Read More »

Lincolnshire Disability Centre to Receive Royal Visitor

Sense patron, HRH The Princess Royal, will visit the charity’s day service in Bourne HRH The Princess Royal will visit the Sense day service in Bourne, Lincolnshire on February 3. HRH The Princess Royal, who has been a patron of Sense since 1989, will visit the national disability charity’s local centre, which supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or ... Read More »

Deafblind ‘Undateables’ Star Announces Photography Exhibition

Ian Treherne announces major solo exhibition of his photographic work in London  Ian Treherne, a deafblind photographer who starred in hit TV show ‘The Undateables’ earlier in the year, has announced a new solo exhibition in London. Ian, 38 from Rochford, Essex, was born partially deaf and with limited vision, due to a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes progressive ... Read More »

Charity launches pioneering screening programme for infant deafblindness in Kenya and Uganda

 First sensory screening and early intervention programme for infants with multi-sensory impairments in East Africa 300,000 infants expected to be screened during the three year pilot Programme funded by UK fundraising appeal that raised over £700,000 Simon Moraa, one of the first infants to be screened. Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind children and adults, has launched a pioneering ... Read More »

Turn an ear to hear – a simple head turn to improve understanding of speech in noisy environments

Listeners in a noisy situation benefit from facing slightly away from the person they are listening to, turning one ear towards the speech, concludes a study by Cardiff University, funded by UK charity Action on Hearing Loss (RNID). This listening tactic was found to be especially beneficial for cochlear implant users who typically struggle in noisy social settings such as ... Read More »

Deafblind people from around Europe to participate in Exmoor activity week

Over 60 people to take part in a week of outdoor activity at the Calvert Trust outdoor adventure centre in Exmoor, Devon Initiative developed in partnership with Sense, the National deafblind charity, and the Deafblind International Outdoor Network Deafblind people from the UK and around Europe will be gathering to enjoy a week of sporting activity in Devon from the ... Read More »

Deafblind woman to scale the O2 to raise money for charity

Deafblind woman to scale the O2 to raise money for charity Charlotte Louise Easton will climb the O2 arena with support from Suzy Louise Ensor, her Communicator Guide Funds raised are to go to Sense, the national deafblind charity to help support children and adults with deafblindness  A woman who is deafblind from Broxbourne is to scale the O2 to ... Read More »

Sport England funding will increase sporting opportunities for deafblind people

Grant of £424,958 has been awarded to national deafblind charity, Sense, to fund the ‘Sporting Sense’ project. Sense, the national deafblind charity, has been awarded a grant of £424,958 from Sport England to increase opportunities for people with deafblindness to participate in sport and physical activity through its ‘Sporting Sense’ project. Sense will use the investment to continue developing a ... Read More »

Sense celebrates Deafblind Awareness Week with activities across the UK

Deafblind Awareness Week runs from the 24 June – 3 July 2016 and aims to raise awareness of the issues facing people who are deafblind.  Theme this year is ‘older people’, with over 250,000 people aged over 70 living with sight and hearing loss. Events this year, include a deafblind art exhibition in London, a mass participation ‘sensory walk’ in Exeter and a ... Read More »

Parliamentary debate on deafness and hearing loss

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Deafness, chaired by Jim Fitzpatrick MP, has secured a 90 minute debate on deafness and hearing loss in Westminster Hall at 3pm on Thursday 30 June. The motion for the debate is “that this House has considered the NHS England Action Plan on Hearing Loss and the new adult hearing service commissioning framework”. The framework ... Read More »

HRH The Princess Royal visits Buckinghamshire charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Buckinghamshire-based charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People hosted their Royal Patron on Monday 16 May 2016 for a very special event. HRH The Princess Royal visited the charity’s Training Centre in Saunderton, near Princes Risborough, for an afternoon of puppy-training demonstrations and to meet people who have had their lives transformed through the charity’s work. The purpose of the afternoon ... Read More »