Helpful Hours has been designed by a group of peer support volunteers and we will be sharing their experience of developing this new services through a series of blogs, but first let's introduce you to the volunteers involved ...
Our volunteer Sylvia reviews the performance of Strictly winner and deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis in her West End debut playing Celia in As You Like It. She also shares some useful information about accessing theatre if you have hearing loss.
By Nicola Hicks What is the point of going to a lipreading class? You might think the answer to this is simple – surely people go because they have lost some hearing and need to lipread to help them follow conversation. It’s true this is the main reason people enrol, but there are lots of […]
By Helen Hollings By the time I was 20 years old I was using two hearing aids due to a decline in my hearing, having been born deaf with a severe hearing loss in my left ear. I have always enjoyed sport, running and swam at the World Deaf Games in 1997 in Denmark. I then had […]