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Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid

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Photo: Hearing aids [19/03/2014] A study by The University of Manchester looked at the habits of 160,000 people in the UK aged 40 to 69 years. It found 10.7 per cent of adults had significant hearing problems when listening to speech in the presence of background noise – but only 2.1 per cent used a hearing aid.Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid - Read more

Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is applicable law in Germany for five years now. Besides many other aspects of inclusion it explicitly gives them the right to use the German Sign Language. But this is often not so easy to realize in everyday life.Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf - Read more

New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware

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Photo: Child with magnifying glass [12/02/2014] Researchers at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL), together with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), have developed a new, low-power signal-processing chip that could lead to a cochlear implant that requires no external hardware. The implant would be wirelessly recharged and would run for about eight hours on each charge.New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware - Read more

Towards a Better Understanding of Inherited Hearing Loss

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[23/10/2013] A team of researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) made an important discovery that could better explain some inherited forms of hearing loss in humans. The Montréal scientists identified a group of proteins crucial for shaping the cellular organ responsible for detecting sounds.Towards a Better Understanding of Inherited Hearing Loss - Read more

New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music

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Photo: Woman listening to music [14/10/2013] For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants – technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech – hearing music remains extremely challenging.New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music - Read more

Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss

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Photo: Athletes [29/07/2013] A team of audiologists from the University of Southampton have been chosen to assess the levels of hearing loss of sportsmen and women competing at the Deaflympics for deaf and hard of hearing athletes, being held in Sofia, Bulgaria.Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss - Read more

Increasing Hearing-Aid Use among Adults with Hearing Impairments

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Photo: Man using a hearing aid [17/07/2013] Nearly half of individuals who are prescribed hearing aids do not wear the devices. Now, a researcher has received a fellowship that will help her continue her work to increase hearing-aid use among adults with hearing impairments.Increasing Hearing-Aid Use among Adults with Hearing Impairments - Read more

Regaining Proper Hearing at Last

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Photo: Electro-acoustic transducer [03/04/2013] Around 17 million people in Germany suffer from impaired hearing. For many of them, their hearing is so damaged that a standard hearing aid is no longer enough. A new device will improve patients’ hearing and can be implanted during outpatient surgery.Regaining Proper Hearing at Last - Read more

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Falls?

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Photo: Man with hearing aid [15/03/2013] University of Texas at Dallas researchers are recruiting patients for a new study aimed at determining a connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls.Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Falls? - Read more

Better Hearing Aids Using Brain-Inspired Speech Enhance

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[13/03/2013] New research is aiming to produce hearing aids which can distinguish better between speech and background noise and benefit the lives of the six million people in the UK with hearing impairments.Better Hearing Aids Using Brain-Inspired Speech Enhance - Read more

Improving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss

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[11/03/2013] University of Miami psychologist and her collaborators demonstrate the impact sensitive parenting has on language growth for children who receive cochlear implantsImproving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss - Read more

New Implant Replaces Impaired Middle Ear

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Photo: Ear implant [20/02/2013] Functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear. New Implant Replaces Impaired Middle Ear - Read more

Helping Deafblind People to Communicate

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Photo: TACTIC gloves; linked to [13/02/2013] A team of researchers has designed a new device to help deafblind people to communicate.Helping Deafblind People to Communicate - Read more

Gene Mutation Linked to Old Age Hearing Loss Identified

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[21/11/2012] University of South Florida researchers have identified a genetic biomarker for age-related hearing loss, a major breakthrough in understanding and preventing a condition of aging that affects 30 million Americans and greatly diminishes their quality of life.Gene Mutation Linked to Old Age Hearing Loss Identified - Read more

Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users

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Photo: Old man with hearing problems; linked to [14/11/2012] A new software product developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could greatly improve sound perception for users of hearing aids. Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users - Read more

Working Towards a Better Hearing Aid

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Photo: Work table and sound simulations [31/10/2012] Twenty per cent of hearing aid users in Norway use the equipment for only an hour each day. The reason is often poor fitting and inadequate support. Now all this could change.Working Towards a Better Hearing Aid - Read more

Horst Giesen considers the results of REHACARE 2012

Horst Giesen, Project Director REHACARE, considers the results and looks forward to REHACARE 2013.Horst Giesen considers the results of REHACARE 2012 - Read more

Pain-relieving Medicines Linked to Hearing Loss

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[24/09/2012] Headache? Back pain? At the first sign of pain, you might reach for a pain-relieving medicine to sooth your bodily woes. Analgesics are the most frequently used medications in the United States and are commonly used to treat a variety of medical conditions. But although popping a pill may make the pain go away, it may do some damage to your ears.Pain-relieving Medicines Linked to Hearing Loss - Read more

Hearing Impaired Ears Hear Differently in Noisy Environments

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[21/09/2012] The world continues to be a noisy place, and Purdue University researchers have found that all that background chatter causes the ears of those with hearing impairments to work differently.Hearing Impaired Ears Hear Differently in Noisy Environments - Read more

Hearing Loss: New Screening Test to Help People in China

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[02/07/2012] The University of Southampton has developed a new hearing screening test which could help the estimated 100 million people suffering from hearing loss in China.Hearing Loss: New Screening Test to Help People in China - Read more

Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children

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[27/06/2012] Children exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network.Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children - Read more

Laser Technology Can Improve Hearing

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[23/04/2012] The Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) is developing innovative technologies for improved insertion techniques and exact fitting of cochlea implants in the inner ear, as well as better quality for residual hearing.Laser Technology Can Improve Hearing - Read more

Hearing Loss Linked to 3-Fold Risk of Falling

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[07/03/2012] Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. However, a new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for another huge public health problem: falls.Hearing Loss Linked to 3-Fold Risk of Falling - Read more

Deaf Sign Language Users Pick Up Faster on Body Language

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[25/01/2012] Deaf people who use sign language are quicker at recognising and interpreting body language than hearing non-signers, according to new research from investigators at University of California - Davis.Deaf Sign Language Users Pick Up Faster on Body Language - Read more

New Software 'Hearing Dummies' Pave the Way for Tailor-Made Hearing Aids

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[20/06/2011] New software 'hearing dummies' are part of research that promises to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments. New Software 'Hearing Dummies' Pave the Way for Tailor-Made Hearing Aids - Read more

How the Deaf Have Super Vision

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[18/10/2010] Deaf or blind people often report enhanced abilities in their remaining senses. Researchers have discovered there is a causal link between enhanced visual abilities and reorganisation of the part of the brain that usually handles auditory input in congenitally deaf cats.How the Deaf Have Super Vision - Read more

Noise and Chemicals: Workers Lose their Hearing

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[01/10/2010] A study has shown that the presence of chemical contaminants can interact with noise and modify the way in which work-related "deafness" – which is increasingly common among young people – manifests itself.Noise and Chemicals: Workers Lose their Hearing - Read more

Testing Sign Language by Cell Phone

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[18/08/2010] Engineers are developing the first device able to transmit American Sign Language over U.S. cellular networks. The tool is just completing its initial field test.Testing Sign Language by Cell Phone - Read more

Visual System Interprets Sign Languages

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[05/07/2010] Spanish researchers selected over twenty of the hundreds of signs to develop a new visual interpretation system which allows deaf people to carry out consultations in the language they commonly use.Visual System Interprets Sign Languages - Read more

Kids with One Ear Hearing Loss Fall Behind in Language Skills

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[31/05/2010] By the time they reach school age, one in 20 children has hearing loss in one ear. That can raise significant hurdles for these children, because loss of hearing in one ear hurts their ability to comprehend and use language.Kids with One Ear Hearing Loss Fall Behind in Language Skills - Read more

Roller Coasters Linked to Common Ear Injury

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[28/05/2010] The sharp turns, ups and downs, and high speeds of today's roller coasters bring a lot of thrills, but if you're not careful, the ride could also cause damage to your ears.Roller Coasters Linked to Common Ear Injury - Read more

Auditory Input Helps Word Learning in Deaf Children

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[05/03/2010] Learning words may be facilitated by early exposure to auditory input, according to research presented by the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine.Auditory Input Helps Word Learning in Deaf Children - Read more

Quality of Life Does Not Depend on Hearing Ability

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[03/02/2010] Children who have cochlear implants rank their quality of life equal to their normally hearing peers, indicates new research.Quality of Life Does Not Depend on Hearing Ability - Read more

Silicone Ear Looks Just Like the Real Thing

[23/03/2009] A surgery made it possible for Matthew Houdek to be fitted with a prosthetic ear that looks just like the real thing.Silicone Ear Looks Just Like the Real Thing - Read more

Helping Grandparents with Deaf Children

[01/12/2008] Talk-show king, Sir Michael Parkinson, is calling on grandparents of deaf children in England to get actively involved in an innovative project set to give them much-needed support and encouragement to form a strong bond with the deaf child in their family. Helping Grandparents with Deaf Children - Read more

Sign Language: SASLI Awarded nearly £1.5 Million

[21/11/2008] The Scottish Government has approved a £1.5m Building Bridges funding proposal, which will significantly help to deliver a long-term strategy to improve linguistic access to services through registered British Sign Language/English interpreters. Sign Language: SASLI Awarded nearly £1.5 Million - Read more

Deaf Children: Support to Grandparents, Fathers and Siblings

[03/11/2008] Grandparents, fathers and siblings of a deaf child will benefit from an innovative project set up to offer much needed support and encouragement to help the deaf child in their family.Deaf Children: Support to Grandparents, Fathers and Siblings - Read more

Signing Success as Camelot Claims a World First

[31/10/2008] The story of the famous jousting tournament at Lancashire's Camelot Theme Park was relayed in British Sign Language for the first time ever.Signing Success as Camelot Claims a World First - Read more

What Deaf Children Would Invent

[16/04/2008] Deaf children and young people from across Northern Ireland are invited to take part in the annual Young Authors and Artists competition. What Deaf Children Would Invent - Read more

New Book Packs for Deaf Children

[05/03/2008] Bookstart is launching a new addition called ‘Bookshine’. It is to help parents of deaf babies and children discover books together. New Book Packs for Deaf Children - Read more

Family Fun Day for Deaf Children

[29/06/2007] The National Deaf Children’s Society Wales is holding a family fun day on Saturday 7 July at Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay. Family Fun Day for Deaf Children - Read more

Inadequate smoke alarms

[04/10/2006] During Fire Safety Week from 1 till 6 October, RNID is urging everyone to make sure they have the correct smoke alarm for their needs.Inadequate smoke alarms - Read more

Carnival Goers should Protect their Hearing

[25/08/2006] Revellers should protect their hearing at the Notting Hill Carnival from 27-28 August. The Don't Lose the Music Campaign is recommending that goers wear earplugs and take other simple steps to enjoy the music more safely.Carnival Goers should Protect their Hearing - Read more

A big Walk for Deaf Children's Charity

[02/08/2006] The first ever sponsored walk around the Queen's Jubilee Walkway in London for the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) is taking place on 3 September 2006. The event will celebrate the work the NDCS does supporting deaf children and young people, their families, and professionals working with them.A big Walk for Deaf Children's Charity - Read more

Loud Music Can Permantly Damage Ears

[12/07/2006] The festival "Don't Lose the Music Week", running from 4 - 10 September, will raise awareness amongst music fans of the dangers of over exposure to loud music. Loud Music Can Permantly Damage Ears - Read more

Job Offers: Cultural Development & Health Info Officer

[22/02/2006] The Deaf Association of Northern Ireland is seeking to recruit two enthusiastic and highly organised individuals for our Cultural Development and Health Information Projects funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Job Offers: Cultural Development & Health Info Officer - Read more

Local Deaf Boy's Football Dreams Come True

[11/01/2006] Keen Arsenal supporter, deaf 10 year old Jack Riley, from St Albans, saw his dreams come true at the weekend when he met some of his favourite players at Highbury after watching Arsenal play Cardiff City in the FA Cup third round. Local Deaf Boy's Football Dreams Come True - Read more

Talk to Signing Santa!

[07/12/2005] Santa in the North Pole has a videophone and loves to get video calls! He wants to know if all boys and girls have been good or bad, and what they want for Christmas. Talk to Signing Santa! - Read more

Honorary Fellowship Award to Deaf Children's Society

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[13/07/2005] Chief Executive, Susan Daniels of The National Deaf Children's Society, received an Honorary Fellowship Award from The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in recognition for her work over the years with deaf children and their families.Honorary Fellowship Award to Deaf Children's Society - Read more

New Study: How Can Television Be Improved for Deaf Children

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[25/04/2005] BBC Broadcast and The National Deaf Children's Society have begun a joint study into how subtitles and sign language on children's television programmes could be improved. New Study: How Can Television Be Improved for Deaf Children - Read more

The Crucial Link for Sensory Development in the Ear

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[25/04/2005] Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Hong Kong have isolated the gene responsible for sensory development in the inner ear, which may lead to significant advances in the development of treatments for the deaf and severely hearing impaired.The Crucial Link for Sensory Development in the Ear - Read more

New Smoke Alarm Signals Fire Safety for Deaf People

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[15/04/2005] A staggering third of people with a hearing loss say they would have difficulty waking up to a smoke alarm, especially since hearing aids are mostly taken out to sleep at night. Almost a quarter (23%) say that they would struggle to know if the alarm went off during the day.New Smoke Alarm Signals Fire Safety for Deaf People - Read more

New Kent Family Communications Service to Help Parents of Deaf Children

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[16/02/2005] The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) has launched its new Kent Family Communications Service on Thursday 17 February at Sessions House, County Hall in Kent, UK. New Kent Family Communications Service to Help Parents of Deaf Children - Read more

Puppy Socialisers Urgently Needed

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[14/02/2005] Local charity, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, in the UK is in urgent and desperate need of members of the public to volunteer to take puppies and young dogs into their homes for up to six months as part of the dogs' early training.Puppy Socialisers Urgently Needed - Read more

NAD Announces Proposal for Serving Low Functioning Deaf Individuals

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[04/01/2005] The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announces the posting of a position paper proposing a collaborative national service delivery system in the USA to individuals identified as "low functioning deaf" (LFD). NAD Announces Proposal for Serving Low Functioning Deaf Individuals - Read more

RNID and RCGP'S Launch National Guidance for GPs

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[11/11/2004] RNID, the largest charity representing the nine million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP's) have launched vital Guidance aimed at helping GP's to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing patients.RNID and RCGP'S Launch National Guidance for GPs - Read more

RNID Funds Research for a Sound Future

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[02/11/2004] Economic costs and human suffering of hearing loss is great while auditory research is limited. RNID is investing over £600,000 in four research projects at leading universities to help find ways of preventing hearing loss and tinnitus and to improve mathematical skills amongst deaf children.RNID Funds Research for a Sound Future - Read more

Art inspired by Beckham: Charity Auction in Aid of NDCS

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[20/10/2004] David Beckham is well known for his body art and now he has become the inspiration for a new collection that has been created by very renowned artists. The artwork will be auctioned at Christie's in aid of The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS). Art inspired by Beckham: Charity Auction in Aid of NDCS - Read more

Deaf Tennis Champion Helps Launch New Website in Leeds

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[09/08/2004] A brand new charity website designed to support sensory impaired people in Leeds went live a few days ago – with the official ‘switch-on’ performed by Catherine Graham, the British deaf singles and doubles tennis champion and a Leeds Metropolitan University student and Carnegie Scholar.Deaf Tennis Champion Helps Launch New Website in Leeds - Read more

Deaf Speed Dating Event in London

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[14/07/2004] A speed dating event specifically designed for British Sign Language users is to take place in London on Wednesday 21 July, with proceeds from the event going to RNID.Deaf Speed Dating Event in London - Read more

£1.5m to Develop Family Sign Language Curriculum

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[02/06/2004] Would you understand if a deaf child signed "Can I watch the Tweenies?", "I’m hungry", or "I want to play outside"? Plans to award funding to The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), will enable NDCS to develop a family sign language curriculum to help parents sign with their deaf child.£1.5m to Develop Family Sign Language Curriculum - Read more

Ignoring Hearing Loss Costs Industry and Economy Billions

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[28/04/2004] Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries could be missing out on $billions annually by ignoring the immense potential market for therapies targeting hearing loss and tinnitus. Ignoring Hearing Loss Costs Industry and Economy Billions - Read more

Preparing for the DDA: New Guidance on Providing BSL Interpreters Available

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[22/03/2004] One year after British Sign Language (BSL) was officially recognised as a language a new guidance for providing BSL/English interpreters is launched. The guidance will help ensure that businesses and service providers can easily comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) when it comes into full force in October 2004.Preparing for the DDA: New Guidance on Providing BSL Interpreters Available - Read more

Guidance On Vision Care for Deaf Children and Young People

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[19/03/2004] The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and Sense, The National Deafblind and Rubella Association, are launching new guidelines for eye-care professionals working with deaf children: Quality Standards: Vision care for deaf children and young people. Guidance On Vision Care for Deaf Children and Young People - Read more

Deaf Children: Draw Your Favourite Zoo Animal and Win a Place at a Special Birthday Party!

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[01/03/2004] As part of The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) Diamond Anniversary celebrations this year, the charity is holding a special birthday party at London Zoo on 12 June 2004. To win a place at the party, children are being invited to submit a picture of their favourite zoo animal.Deaf Children: Draw Your Favourite Zoo Animal and Win a Place at a Special Birthday Party! - Read more

BBC Search for a Deaf Family

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[26/01/2004] Following on from the huge success of My Family and Autism the BBC are making 5 documentaries about family life in different circumstances and they hope that one of the films will be about a Deaf signing family.BBC Search for a Deaf Family - Read more

NCDS Aims to Meet Demand from Asian Community

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[04/12/2003] The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), the only charity in the UK working solely with deaf children, aims to meet an ‘overwhelming demand’ for support from Asian parents.NCDS Aims to Meet Demand from Asian Community - Read more

Deaf Film and TV Festival in Wolverhampton

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[20/11/2003] This year's 8th Deaf Film and TV Festival organised by the British Deaf Association (BDA) will once again play host to the work of the best deaf filmmakers and actors from the UK and abroad.Deaf Film and TV Festival in Wolverhampton - Read more

Impartial Guide Aims to Plug a Gap for Deaf People

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[17/09/2003] Omnidirectory, a new guide to technology and contacts for deaf and hard of hearing people, aims to plug an existing gap by providing unbiased information in one place. This new edition of Omnidirectory, first published last year, now includes a special audiology section, following demand from users. Impartial Guide Aims to Plug a Gap for Deaf People - Read more

 
 

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