Deaf N Able Blog
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
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/
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.
There appears to be a policy within the National Health Services Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that the onset of hearing loss is more troublesome than life changing, why else would the two CCGs in my county of Shropshire be considering to NOT provide free hearing aids to patients who are diagnosed with Mild to Moderate hearing loss
AccessAble Activity Group is a new Telford based community group for isolated people with visual and hearing impairments
Getting out and about is something many of us look forward to. Being able to enjoy a day out, try a new activity or just spend quality time with others can make a real difference to our lives.
AccessAble Activity Group gives people the opportunity to do these things and much more besides. It’s a great place to make friends, learn new skills and have fun.