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New National Standards of Communication for People with Sensory Loss

The Welsh Assembly Government have introduced new national standards for communication for people with sensory loss using NHS services

An Interview with The Punk Chef - Scott Garthwaite

Scott Gathwaite, also known as the Punk Chef, presents his cookery shows in BSL. Here Sarah talks about his up-bringing and his culinary skills

Dear Wendy

Wendy sets out some advice to readers who have written in asking for help

Young, Deaf and Undeterred

Robin Watts is 18 years of age and briefly explains some of the issues faced by a deaf girl growing up

Cases of diabetes still on the rise

The cases of diabetes is still on the rise, but people seem unaware of the risk to serious health problems

Africa and UK focussed deafness charities join forces

Signal is a new Shropshire Based Charity - read about their important work here!

The Development of Deaf Villages

Deaf Villages in Ireland and Jamaica provide a sanctuary for Deaf visitors

A Deaf Person’s Road to Success

Growing up Deaf in Malta and experiencing a lack of deaf awarness, Annabelle is intent of changing long held stereotypical views about the deaf

Zane Hema taking sign language interpretation seriously

The arrangements behind the BSL/English interpretation during the 2012 Paralympics and the Mandela Memorial could not be more stark

Lou Ferrigno - Shaping Up to Play the Hulk

Lou Ferrigno became Deaf early in his life, he went on to carve a great body building and acting career

3M and Action on Hearing Loss reach new heights together

Members of 3M and Action on Hearing Loss scale the steps of the BT Tower to highlight their work together

Cinema, subtitling and Equal Access

The lack of subtitled films in the cinema has long been a thorn in the side of the deaf community

3M Scores with Health & Safety Crowd at Old Trafford

3M provide a forum for professionals to discuss hearing protection

Interpreters, Job Centres and Access for People who are Deaf

Department for Work and Pensions costs for interpreters hits £20 million in 4 years and yet deaf applicants struggle to get the communication support they deserve!

Love Rugby? Wales v England should whet your appetite!

Come and enjoy one of the newest Wales v England sporting rivalries

Johnny Fantastica - A Life of Entertaining

Gloucester based John Gapp has enjoyed a lifetime of entertaining audiences all over the world. We think he's just magic!

Video Job Applications Set to Soar, but Will They be Deaf Friendly

With job applications more likely to require a short video application, will this trend disadvantage some people, especially deaf applicants?

Tech Companies Upholding Deaf Suppression

Mobile phone contracts are not deaf friendly and service providers seem determined to maintain anti deaf usage plans

Celebrating film success – 7 deaf youngsters who helped produce it

Youngsters from Deaf Active Cheshire attend premiere of the film they helped produce

Disappointing Doctor

All Wales Standards for Communication with patients with sensory loss, seems to have bypassed my doctor's surgery

Wales Deaf Rugby Triumphs in their 11th International against England

Wales and England Deaf Rugby teams locked horns in the world's first international match on an artificial surface with Wales running out worthy winners

6 Years Old Caleb, Deaf and Aiming for Formula One

Caleb McDuff is 6 years old. Deaf following an infection, he has been karting for years and aims to be the first deaf Formula One racing driver

Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse: Captioning Brings People Together

Captioned performances at the theatre make a huge difference to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences

Deaf Karting Champion Bas Lammers Entering New Era in Racing

Bas Lammers is 2 time KZ1 World Karting Champion. Deaf, he has signed a new deal that he hopes will take him back to the top of the podium.

Enhancing Hearing Through Temporary Blindness

Brains of adults might compensate for a temporary loss in sight by improving hearing.

England Deaf Golf Spring Tournament 2014

The tournament is open to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing golfers and will take place on 26/27 April 2014

Tailored Holidays for Deaf Visitors at Seable

Seable Holidays provide tailored activity breaks on the wonderful island of Sicily

Deaf Sporting Results

Sport has been a central part of deaf life for many years, here you will find the results provided to SLFirst for all UK deaf sports/sportspeople

Backing the new Healthcare Standards for people with a Sensory Loss

Public awareness of the new Standards will improve through information cards being made available

Help me Please, I'm Going Deaf

Getting older and becoming deaf poses lots of new challenges, but who is there to give advice

59 Down, 41 To Go, Deafblind Runner James Clarke's Race Against Time

Deafblind since the age of 9, James Clarke is undertaking a remarkable feat

My Music (with digressions) and Hearing Loss

Becoming Hard of Hearing later in life has all sorts of implications, the inability to enjoy music being one of them

Making A Difference Through Hearing Therapy

Hearing Therapist Nicola George brings an approach to her work that really defines public service!

Deaf Vibe's 'See me, Hear Me' Event

The event is an opportunity to promote services to deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Crufts and Deaf Accessibility

Crufts is hugely popular and watched by millions of people but is it deaf friendly

Legal Services for Deaf people: A New Era?

With RAD's Deaf Law Centre closing, it is important that someone provides culturally aware legal advice to deaf people

Announcement from the Becoming Visible Board of Trustees

Becoming Visible are moving from the Newcastle Deaf Centre to new premises with the space needed

New Made For iPhone Hearing Aids Launched in the UK

ReSound LiNX is being launched in the UK introducing a brand new way to control the settings on their hearing aids

See Me, Hear Me opens up lines of communication

DEAFvibe's event, makes deaf friendly service and product providers readily available to the deaf community throughout Staffordshire

Deaf Motor Bike Paramedic Helping Save Lives on the Streets of London

Deaf, Richard Webb-Stevens works for the London Ambulance Service and patrols the streets every day waiting to respond to emergency calls

Aspiring, Influencing & Achieving as a Deaf Youngster

Elan Môn Gilford is a deaf youngster making the most out of every opportunity she gets

DEAFvibe awarded Queen's Award

Delegates from DEAFvibe have been invited to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 10th June 2014

The NHS Hearing Aid Crisis

With the Government considering cutting NHS provided services to deaf people, community infighting prevents a united voice!

Get in the loop & support Hearing Loop Awareness Week

Hearing Link raise awareness of hearing loops

Empowering deaf people by providing life enhancing information

Communication is an essential part of life, for deaf people it is often a barrier

Principality Building Society Leading the way on Deaf Friendly Banking

The banking sector is behind the game on deaf awareness, now one Building Society is seeking to make sweeping improvements.

Hearing Loss, Sport and Integration

Discussing the Mainstream, Paralympics and Deaf Sport Conundrum

Saving lives despite being hard of hearing

Canadian Scott Caldwell is Hard of Hearing, he is also a successful paramedic in a busy area in Toronto

USA shows UK how to Improve Access to Emergency Services

999 is a critical public service, it is not readily accessible to deaf people at a time when the US are opening their 911 service

Patients to benefit from new NHS England ‘Accessible Information Standard’

Good news for deaf patients in England, accessible information is on the way

Children set to take part in the UK's biggest Fingerspellathon this October

NDCS launch 6th Fingerspellathon aiming to raise funds for deaf children

Bringing Parity to the Theatre Experience for Deaf Audiences

Launched in 2000, STAGETEXT provide captioned performances for theatre shows and other arts programmes

Wellness Centre Taking Deaf Clients' Health Needs Seriously

The Shipley and Saltaire Wellness Centre attract deaf clients through their thoughtful approach

The Flip Side of the Coin

Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Lip Reading or Sign Language, if you're Deaf it's all about choice

Setting High Standards of Deaf Awareness Within Public Service

Setting up the country's first PLOD, Sgt Barham leads the way on deaf friendly communication

Cutting The Number of Hearings to Save Money Will Cost More

With more local clinical commissioning groups set to cut back on providing hearing aids, is the longer term cost being ignored

Cardiff Hearing and Tinnitus Expo All Set For March

Advice, information and products all brought together under one roof in Cardiff Expo

Introducing a Hearing Dog to the home

Adding value to the household, hearing dogs also support independence