Category Archives: Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Zoom and Shari Eberts deserve applause – can Team do it?


A person I have had the pleasure to connect with via social media is Shari Eberts who is an American person who campaigns for people like her who are deaf. My interest in connecting with Shari is because of the … Continue reading

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MPs in Parliament must use appropriate face masks appropriately


Earlier this week a couple of senior Parliamentary people referred to the wearing of face masks in the House of Commons. This followed the call at the beginning of the return to Parliament this year from the Speaker of the … Continue reading

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It is vital for Rotary to support Black Lives Matter


A few years ago I had the opportunity to work alongside Dave King on the theme of Hearing Loops. He was working for a charity called Hearing Link that had was developing loop up groups and that included groups in … Continue reading

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Do people with hearing loss get treated as a low priority?


I work for a company that designs and installs hearing loops in buildings for use by members of the public. We specialise in that area of work although we do a much wider range of installations that relate to audio … Continue reading

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Architects need to understand how magnetic fields operate


Over the last few days I have been working on two separate tender documents produced for completion by electrical contractors that required the involvement of a specialist design company as part of the process. The specialism is in the design … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week 2019


The focus today on deaf awareness week is related to youth and families. My own family is one that has had an extensive exposure to deafness. My sister was diagnosed with deafness when she was relatively young, before she left … Continue reading

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Bus information must include hearing loops


A few weeks ago a Labour MP, Grahame Morris asked a question of the Department of Transport regarding the provision of signage and sound systems on buses. Although his question was specific to his North East constituency it was a … Continue reading

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Today is the first day of …..


The idea that each day begins the rest of our lives is always easier to say than to apply to our behaviour. If that is the case on a personal level, imagine how hard it must be on a national … Continue reading

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Check where you are digging/cutting


The idea that digging a few holes in a piece of land to erect a fence could lead to thousands of homes and businesses and hundreds of thousands of people becoming disconnected from their phones, TV and internet sounds like … Continue reading

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A shameful Government


Before Christmas I wrote about the case of a profoundly deaf Iraqui boy who fled from his home country with his family because he was under threat of death due to his disability. The Hamadamin family along with six year old … Continue reading

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