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Lipreading classes – a lifeline to people with hearing loss in lockdown and beyond

By Lorraine Braggins Everyone felt cut off from friends and family during lockdown. But for those with hearing loss, feeling isolated can be a daily occurrence even in normal times. Losing your hearing can have a drastic effect on every day communication with family, friends, colleagues and people you encounter out and about in daily […]

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 […]

Lipreading teachers celebrate being the first to train completely online

A group of trainee lipreading teachers have celebrated becoming the first ever to complete their teacher training fully online. The trainees at City Lit in London started the course in October last year via Zoom due to Coronavirus restrictions affecting the way the course has been delivered. Trainers Fiona Pickett and Lorraine Braggins adapted the […]

Blog: Amy Morton – campaigning for an inclusive roadmap out of lockdown

Hello for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Amy, I’m married with two young children. I’ve had a severe hearing loss in both ears since birth although wasn’t diagnosed till I was nearly four years old. In October last year, I set up Living with Hearing Loss and I have been […]

10% off our range of communication cards

Communication cardsPlease note: This offer has now ended. This month (January) over at the Hearing Link shop, there’s 10& off our range of awareness cards. There are five to choose from, these include: Credit card-sized: ‘I have hearing loss’ or ‘I’m a lipreader’ card ‘I have a hearing loss’ lanyard card ‘I have a hearing loss’ […]

Blog: Staying connected at Christmas – managing social gatherings

By Hearing Link In the third day of our festive blog series, we offer some tips for managing social gatherings at Christmas time. Christmas can be a social time of year, and when you have hearing loss, this may leave you more feeling more exhausted than usual. Groups of people, having to constantly lipread, background […]

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