The stages of sight and hearing loss – Roger’s story

Deafblind UK Trustee Roger describes his experiences of adapting to life with sight and hearing loss, and offers hope to the many others who are faced with similar challenges. Roger’s story… When facing significant hearing or sight loss, most of us seem to go through various stages. For me, stage one involved gradually beginning to … Read more

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Key workers launch befriending service to combat isolation

Key workers at UK Power Networks have partnered with charities to launch a telephone befriending service aimed at tackling social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. West Norfolk Befriending and Deafblind UK have teamed up with the UK’s biggest electricity distributor to match the company’s trained volunteers with older people and those with hearing and sight … 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