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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 […]

Hearing Loss Community Day – Worcester

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Hearing Link are hosting a Hearing Loss Community Day in Worcester next month. Join us at Worcester Golf and Country Club on Monday 13th September from 11-3pm. Our event is open to members of the public looking to manage hearing loss for themselves or a loved one. Our Hearing […]

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 […]

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