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Deafness and Hearing Loss

Sporting Deafness from Hearing Direct

This year’s Summer of Sport is approaching fast, Invictus Games, FA Cup Final, Formula 1 Grand Prix, Euro 2016, Wimbledon, French & US Open, Tour de France, America’s Cup, the Olympics and the Rugby League Cup Final. What ever your favourite sport, its not great if you can’t hear what’s going on! There are more than 11 million people in ... Read More »

Charity funds new research to prevent deafness caused by life-saving cancer treatment

A widely used anti-cancer drug, cisplatin, can cause permanent and severe hearing loss, having a devastating impact on the quality of life for cancer survivors. In a new Hearing Progress report launched today, Action on Hearing Loss highlights a new research study it is funding to urgently discover ways of preventing this life changing side-effect. Cisplatin causes the sensory hair cells ... Read More »

Sense’s warning to NSCCG

 National deafblind charity Sense has responded to North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s implemented changes to hearing aid provision. The charity, which supports and campaigns for people with dual sensory loss, has expressed serious concerns regarding the decision to restrict NHS funded hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate adult-onset hearing loss. Sue Brown, Head of Public Policy at Sense ... Read More »

Sense launches inquiry

 Sense, the national Deafblind charity, has launched ‘The Case for Play’ inquiry into the provision of play opportunities for children aged 0-5 with multiple needs, in England and Wales. Sense is calling for evidence from parents of children with multiple needs, specialists from the disability sector and practitioners. The inquiry report will be issued in early 2016. Play is a ... Read More »

Headphones Support Deaf Children’s Charity

There are over 45,000 deaf children in the UK mostly born to hearing parents with no experience of how to communicate with a deaf person.  The National Deaf Children’s Charity, who help deaf children and their familes thrive by providing impartial practical and emotional support, is to receive pledges from a specialist manufacturer of Hearing Loss products. For the next ... Read More »

Five Brits earn early singles wins at World Deaf Tennis Championships

A total of five Brits posted singles victories on the first day of the 1st World Deaf Tennis Championships yesterday at Nottingham Tennis Centre, with Phoebe Suthers, Valerie Copenhagen and Esah Hayat moving into the second round of the women’s singles and men’s singles, respectively, on their senior international debuts.  Suthers made an impressive senior international debut when the 12-year-old ... Read More »

Sense Promotes Better Play As Part Of Deafblind Awareness Week

A new report published today by a national charity, Sense states that parents of deafblind and disabled children need more support in getting better access to play opportunities for their children. The report is released as part of Deafblind Awareness Week 2015 (22 – 28 June) and Sense is urging people to be more aware of ways to include deafblind ... Read More »

‘ReDEAFining deaf sport’ tops the agenda at UK Deaf Sport national conference 2015

UK Deaf Sport, the National Disability Sports Organisation (NDSO) for deaf and hard of hearing people, held its first national conference in London on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May 2015. The conference brought together a line-up of expert speakers and contributors from the world of deaf sport to discuss the key issues and opportunities, explore innovative ideas and exchange ... Read More »

Sense welcomes the introduction of Codes of Practice and Regulations

National charity Sense has today (May 8) welcomed new legislative developments on social care in Wales which will see stronger rights and entitlements for deafblind children and adults. The Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services, Professor Mark Drakeford, has today introduced to the Welsh Assembly the first tranche of Codes of Practice and Regulations under the new Social ... Read More »

Deaf sector pulls together ahead of General Election

Organisations concerned with deafness and hearing loss have announced an agreement of a statement of common purpose to collectively influence the next government.  Following next months general election and campaign will be launched to raise awareness of the problems faced by people who are deaf or have a hearing loss and the solutions the sector is pursuing. The aim is ... Read More »

Cats Protection to teach deaf children how to care for cats

Pupils at Frank Barnes, a London school for deaf children, will be learning all about cats as part of an education programme by the UK’s largest feline welfare charity. Cats Protection will be visiting Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, in Camley Street, to give talks on basic cat care and understanding feline body language. Assisted by a sign language ... Read More »

Hearing Impaired Man Has One Perfect Day

Samsung Turkey orchestrated an amazing advert for one man to experience what it would be like if everyone in his community communicated through sign language. Watch this heart warming video to reinforce your faith in humanity… Read More »