Deaf N Able Blog
10-week lipreading course coming soon!
Coping with your hearing loss through lipreading Perhaps you have difficulty following a conversation even though you may wear a hearing aid? If you have become deaf or hard of hearing then practicing lipreading can really improve communication. Coming to
Free Lip Reading Taster Session
Saturday 18th March 2023 at 10am – 12pm Independent Living Centre, Unit 3A, Hazeldine House,Central Square, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JLCall on 01952 457 18 Contact Tom – 07810 524 054
Deafness Awareness Talk at Madeley Academy
Deafness is a condition that affects the ability of a person to hear sounds. It can happen to anyone irrespective of age or gender. It’s also important that parents and educators teach and raise awareness for children so they can
Former RAF Sealand engineer urges other veterans to recognise their hearing loss
By Matt Warner Digital Reporter A VETERAN aircraft engineer who lost his hearing is calling for others to access new support. Tom Kane, from Deeside, always had aspirations to join the Armed Forces. From as young as he can remember he
DSN DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOP
VETERANS SENSORY AID! PROJECT DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOP For Veterans/their families and carers and organisations that support Veterans WOULD YOU LIKE TO : Learn more about deafness? Improve your deaf awareness? Know how to communicate better with someone who is hard
Closure of the 3 peaks challenge
Sometime in the summer of 2000, I decided that I needed to get myself focused on a challenge to keep me motivated whilst the pandemic was affecting my mental state, so I put my name down for “ The 3
WHY RUN A LIPREADING COURSE?
The Course Content, “caters “to people unfortunate enough to suffer from a hearing loss, – whatever that degree may be. Losing your hearing carries with it much psychology; the isolation, exclusion and frustration it brings, along with a feeling of
An audiogram showing the four levels of hearing loss.
This diagram is an audiogram, this shows the four levels of hearing loss. The numbers on the left are the levels of sound that a person can hear unaided The line across the top signifies the frequency of that noise,
Tom’s 3 Peaks Challenge for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
This picture was the last time I was on Ben Nevis with my hearing dog Nevis. When I lost my hearing in 2000, I had to wait till 2004 till Nevis came into my life. He changed my life completely;
WHAT IS LIP READING LIKE FOR THE DEAF
Last Friday saw the end of another ten online sessions of Coping with a Hearing Loss through Lipreading. The sessions are designed to inform, educate, entertain and help people who have lost all or some of their hearing and to
Coping with Deafness Sessions on Zoom
Members of the Stafford group, Tom (TUTOR), Steph, Karen Cythia and Diane learning, laughing and taking part in discussion. We meet for ten two hour sessions each school term, If you want to become more assertive about your deafness, or
A questionnaire about the impacts of face coverings on hearing and communication
Researchers at the University of Manchester are looking for volunteers to complete a short online questionnaire about ways in which face coverings affect hearing and communication.The questionnaire can be completed by anyone over age 18. It asks about your experiences communicating
“If the person you’re serving seems very slow,it could be there deaf, it’s quite common you know.Though we try very hard we are often get muddled,Don’t think that we’re daft or our brains are befuddled.Out shopping, the phone or in
BBC Radio Interview – Tom talks about lipreading benefits
When I first lost my hearing I benefited from attending a Lipreading class.I am always looking at ways to encourage hearing impaired people and their family and friends in Shropshire to become more assertive with their hearing loss community and
We need to ensure that Hearing Loss in Adults and the provision of NHS Hearing Aids is the key focus or rather whether they will reinstate provisions of NHS Digital Hearing Aids to North Staffordshire (Moorlands/Newcastle). BSL interpreters and Electronic Notetaker
Hearing Loss And Millenials
A partially deaf Comedian and writer called David Rose explains how modern devices heavily used by the millennial generation can result in substantial hearing loss.
THE SPEECH BANANA
The speech banana indicates the range in decibels and frequency of “normal” conversational speech Speech is made up of consonants and vowels Vowels are louder and of lower frequency than consonants. Vowels may often be heard more easily. Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/
TIZ THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY? NOT IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR HEARING!
Please when you are having a family get together or an office party at this time of the year, don’t forget the person you know who has a hearing problem, they will not be able to follow everyone, they probably won’t hear the joke, the noise and chatting around them is probably a muffled sound, this could be on top of their tinnitus, which are noises in the brain.