Deafblind UK members at a digital support group

‘Connecting Lives’ project announced as Digital Leaders DL100 finalist

Our Connecting Lives project, which introduces the possibilities and benefits of digital technology to people with deafblindness, is a finalist for the ‘Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year’ at the Digital Leaders Awards and public voting is now open. Digital Leaders is the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, … Read more

Events

Low Vision and Hearing Loss Day 28th June 10.30am – 3.30pm Deafblind UK, Cygnet Road, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8FD A free event for anyone who is affected by sight loss, hearing loss or both!   Naidex 26th – 27th March  NEC Birmingham Naidex, Europe’s most established event dedicated to the future of disability and independent … Read more

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Enjoying books with sight loss

We are a nation of book worms. Last year nearly 191 million books were sold in the UK. Some of us enjoy the thrill of a good novel to unwind and escape from the day. Others are drawn to the physical experience of a book; the feel of the pages as they become more and … Read more

A stack of pancakes and a glass of orange juice

Kitchen Hacks

Having reduced sight and hearing doesn’t mean you’re banned from cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Here are our top tips for foodies: Lighting Before you reach for the pans, think about the lighting in your kitchen. Is there enough of it? Too much? Is it useful? Task lighting such as spotlights or under-unit … Read more

Valentines day - love your eyes and ears

Love your eyes and ears!

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to sight and hearing loss, so here are our top tips for looking after your eyes and ears. To protect your hearing: Turn the music down Listening to loud music through headphones can cause irreversible hearing damage. Turn the volume down to 60% of the devices maximum. … Read more

Naidex

26th – 27th March  NEC Birmingham  Naidex, Europe’s most established event dedicated to the future of disability and independent living, is back for its 45th anniversary on the 26th & 27th of March 2019, at Birmingham’s NEC! With last year’s edition still sending ripples throughout the entire disability sector, this year’s Naidex will look to … Read more

Low Vision and Hearing Loss Day

28th June 10.30am – 3.30pm Deafblind UK, Cygnet Road, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8FD A free event for anyone who is affected  by sight loss, hearing loss or both! Come along and discover tools and services to improve life with sight and hearing loss. This free exhibition will be jam packed with local organisations that have … Read more

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What is Tinnitus?

According to the British Tinnitus Association, 30% of us will experience Tinnitus at some point in our lifetime and 10% of us will have persistent tinnitus. But what is it? Tinnitus is when you hear a ringing or other sound in your ears that isn’t actually coming from anywhere. You might have experienced this for … Read more