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Worried about your hearing, or someone else’s?

Besi Besemar April 18, 2019

Want to be more deaf aware in your workplace or social groups?

DURING Deaf Awareness Week (May 6-12), Action on Hearing Loss will team up with Brighton and Hove Buses to urge people to be more deaf aware in their daily lives to make the city more inclusive and accessible for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Go along for a chat on Thursday, May 9 from 11am-2.30pm at Bus Stop D, Churchill Square, Brighton.

On board a stationary double-decker they will be offering:

  • free basic hearing screening
  • information and advice about hearing loss, tinnitus and hearing health
  • British Sign Language taster sessions
  • demonstrations of the latest assistive technology products
  • information on accessible bus travel and the Helping Hand card

Hearing loss is an invisible, yet life-changing, condition that can have a devastating effect on people’s lives. It is linked to isolation, depression, and cognitive decline, and can make the risk of developing dementia between two and five times more likely.

Action on Hearing Loss helps people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose.

They do this by funding biomedical research to find a cure for hearing loss, campaigning to change public perception and policy around hearing loss issues, providing residential support for people who are deaf with additional needs, driving the development of assistive technology products, and offering free, practical advice on how people can protect their hearing.

For more information on Action On Hearing Loss, click here: