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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 […]

Making sure people with hearing loss count in the Census 2021

Next month (March 2021) all households in England and Wales will be asked to take part in the 2021 Census. The once-in-a-decade survey is conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and provides the most accurate estimate of our communities. The anonymised information gathered will highlight areas of deprivation, show the ethnic make-up of […]

New deafness awareness toolkit for GPs

An educational toolkit has been developed by the Royal College of GPs (RGCP) to support GPs in delivering care to patients with hearing loss. The kit was developed in collaboration with hearing loss charity RNID and NHS England & Improvement and sponsored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). It was created to […]

Hospital tests app to help deaf people communicate during pandemic

A Cambridge hospital is using a free speech-to-text app to help its medical team, who are deaf or have hearing loss, to communicate more easily with patients. Addenbrooke’s Hospital is trialling the LiveTranscribe and Sound Notifications app (LiveTranscribe) in the hope it will help team members to more easily follow and understand what a colleague […]

Student research into wellbeing and emotions in deaf adults

Clinical Psychology student Jessica Creighton is conducting a research study into the wellbeing and emotions in deaf adults. She is looking for persons aged 18 and over, who have hearing loss, to complete an online study.  This survey will ask questions about deafness, how they feel, their wellbeing and their relationships. This should take around […]

Lipreading trust looking for new trustees

Lipreading trust looking for new trusteesThe Central England Lipreading Support Trust (CELST) are recruiting a new chairperson and trustees to join its successful team and lead them into the next stage of its development. CELST is a registered UK charity based in central England that has been running free to participate lipreading and deaf awareness courses throughout the region since […]

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