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Deaf Awareness in the NHS: share your views

Make your views knownA research project at the University of Cambridge is seeking input from people with hearing loss, or parents/carers of people with hearing loss, about their NHS experiences. The study is being led by a group of patients and clinicians working to improve the way NHS staff work and communicate with people who have a hearing […]

A Strictly Rose blooms

Rose Ayling-Ellis on StrictlyBy Sylvia Irvine-Robertson Congratulations to Rose Ayling-Ellis and her partner Giovanni Pernice following their stupendous success in Strictly Come Dancing 2021 in winning the glitterball! I have been following Rose’s progress with keen interest since the start of the competition in the hope that not only would she show promise as a dancer, but would […]

HEAR Today exhibition to take place in Kent

An exhibition that focuses on technology and services designed to make life easier for people with hearing loss will take place this month (September) in Orpington, Kent. The HEAR Today exhibition will take place on Saturday 18th September at Orpington Methodist Church, 19 Sevenoaks Rd, Orpington BR6 9JH from 10-4pm. Admission to the event is […]

Film Review: Sound of Metal – A hearing loss triumph or tragedy?

**Warning: This review may contain spoilers** On the day of its national cinema release (17th May), Hearing Link volunteer Sylvia Irvine-Robertson shares her review of Oscar-winning film Sound of Metal.  This is a film to watch, and I guarantee you will find it thought-provoking and brilliantly acted. The sound team creates unnerving, but realistic effects, […]

Award-winning film Sound of Metal to be released in cinemas

**Warning: This article may contain spoilers** Sound of Metal, which recently picked up two Oscars, will be released in UK cinemas from Monday (17th May 2021). Darius Marder’s directional debut follows the first-person perspective of a heavy metal drummer, Ruben (Riz Ahmed), whose hearing suddenly begins to deteriorate. After four years of sobriety, girlfriend and […]

RAD research reveals significant barriers to employment for deaf people

New research by the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) has highlighted the challenges faced by deaf people when securing and progressing in work. The survey, which polled the experiences of deaf people in relation to employment and career progression, was carried out at the end of 2020. Amongst the issues raised by respondents were […]

Law change opens doors for deaf jurors in England and Wales

Deaf people who require the use of a sign language interpreter will be allowed to take part in jury service for the first time, it has been announced. Before this announcement, laws strictly prohibited anyone beyond the 12 sworn jurors from entering jury deliberation rooms. This is to safeguard against outside influence. It meant that […]

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