Deaf News – Living with hearing loss
Good morning! We have a sunny morning here in London UK and I hope you’re starting to see spring appear where you are. There’s nothing like a bit of warm sunshine to lift our spirits. It’s time to put your feet up for this week’s read with a cuppa.
I came across a couple of interesting articles this week which I thought I’d share; A quick-start guide to understanding my hearing loss and The dark-and-dirty secret of people with hearing loss.
Did you know you can contact the emergency services without actually speaking to them? You just dial a number. I had no idea this service existed, find out more here.
I have been reading about ‘cures for hearing loss’ for the last 30 years… another one has popped up, regenerating hair cells in the inner ear. I won’t be holding my breath!
My favourite article of the week was a gift from Jon Morrow: 7 life lessons from a guy who can’t move anything but his face.
Bye bye Europe
This has been a crazy political week in the UK and we’re all fed up of hearing about Brexit so I won’t linger on this one for too long! We’re wondering what’s going to happen for deaf people and those of us living with hearing loss as the UK gets ready to replace all the EU laws. What’s going to happen with the access laws we fought so hard for? There was no mention at all of disabled people in the government’s white paper on Brexit.
Marie Rimmer, the New Labour shadow minister for disabled people, is profoundly deaf with a cochlear implant. She revealed the PMQs access nightmare and an ignorance of the social model of disability. She says;
They seem to have very little understanding of disabled people, and the fact that they are human beings.
It’s all very worrying.
Lip reading hits the headlines
Lipspeakers reach out
Managing hearing loss at work and at home
Living With Hearing Loss Fact of the Week
Deaf people are better drivers than hearing people. We have better peripheral vision and aren’t distracted by loud music or conversations when driving.
Yet 31 countries still don’t allow deaf people to drive!
Our pick of events
Apr 11 London – Portraits in the Great Gallery Wallace Collection talk
Apr 13 London – Electricity: The Spark of Life Wallace Collection talk
Apr 21 London – The Hearing Trumpet PREVIEW, Dirty Market – sadly not captioned. BSL interpreted
Apr 22 Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe – The Great British Dog Walk (Hearing Dogs for Deaf People)
Apr 22 London – Deaf Day, City Lit
Apr 24 London – Roman London Museum of London talk
Apr 27 London – Wonder Women Tech London: Women and Diversity in Tech Conference
Apr 29 Windsor Great Park, Berks – The Great British Dog Walk (Hearing Dogs for Deaf People)
Walks and Talks for Lip Readers
May 21 Oxford – City of Dreaming Spires, Marian Bacon
Jul 16 London – Kensal Rise Cemetery, Kim Dewdney
Sep 17 Bethnal Green – Pugilism, Puppets and a People’s Park, Diane Burstein
Nov 19 London – London at Christmas: Past and Present, Marian Bacon
Full list at Association of Lipspeakers