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National Emergencies Trust (NET) funding awarded to Deafblind UK

Coronavirus has challenged the whole nation, causing fear, grief, panic and disruption to the way each one of us goes about our daily lives. The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has partnered with HIWCF to award Deafblind UK a grant to help those most affected by the crisis. The grant will help us to continue to … Read more

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All about… Ménière’s disease

Affecting two in every 1,000 people, Ménière’s disease is a rare condition that is caused by a disorder in the inner ear. It usually only impacts one ear at a time but can lead to dizzy spells and hearing loss. What causes Ménière’s disease? The condition arises when changes in pressure affect the fluid in … Read more

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Living with Cochlear Implants

Hi, I’m Shannon, I’m 23 and I have had Bilateral Cochlear Implants for three years now. Life before cochlear implants My story starts when I was four years old. I was told that I had mild sensorineural hearing loss and was given my first pair of hearing aids. Things were difficult in junior school. I … Read more

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Deafblind UK celebrates VE Day by launching new services for veterans

We are proud to launch a package of services specifically to support people who have reduced sight and hearing as a result of, or since, serving in the Armed Forces. The new services are free to access and have been designed for veterans and those who support them. They include specialist information and advice, opportunities … Read more