"At some point we have to stop and say, There's Marlee, not, There's the deaf actress."
Hearing Link is a UK charity for people who have developed any level of hearing loss, their family and friends. It provides information and support and puts them in contact with others who have similar experiences. It aims to give people the knowledge, skills, confidence and contacts so they can more easily manage the practical and emotional challenges that hearing loss brings. It works across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. www.hearinglink.org.
Head Office: 27-28 The Waterfront, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 5UZ
Telephone: 0300 111 1113
Text/SMS: 07526 123255
Fax: 01323 471260
Scotland Office: The Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP
Tel/Text: 0131 447 9420
SMS: 07564 916798
Wales Office: Enterprise House, Ty Mentor, Navigation Park, Abercynon CF45 4SN
Tel/SMS: 07534 563451
Northern Ireland Office: 23 Enterprise House, Lisburn Enterprise Centre, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 2BP
Deaf Unity is leading by example. Our mission is simple and our vision is clear. We aim to work collaboratively, sharing ideas as a Community of deaf people, working together to deliver projects which 'make a difference'.
Action on Hearing Loss Information Line: Telephone 0808 808 0123 | Textphone 0808 808 9000 | SMS 0780 0000 360
Action on Hearing Loss Tinnitus Information Line: Telephone 0808 808 6666 | Textphone 0808 808 0007 | SMS 0780 0000 360
Action on Hearing Loss Shop: Telephone 01733 361199 | Textphone 01733 238020
Registered Office: Action on Hearing Loss is the trading name of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). 19-23 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8SL.A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 454169, Registered Charity Numbers 207720 (England and Wales) and SC038926 (Scotland).
60 Windsor Avenue
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Telephone: 0845 055 9663 (message service)
Mobile (SMS only): 07527 211 348
Other email contacts:
There are many occasions when a person with a hearing loss may benefit from using a lipspeaker.Some examples of this are medical appointments and group or business meetings; in fact anything where it is very important or helpful for the person to know what is being said.
"A lipspeaker is a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread.
Lipspeakers reproduce clearly the shapes of the words and the natural rhythm and stress
used by the speaker. They also use facial expression, gesture and, if requested, finger
spelling, to aid the lipreader’s understanding. Lipspeakers can also use voice if the deaf
person wishes to use any residue hearing that they have. This practice is known as lipspeaking.
Some lipspeakers have sign language skills and can offer lipspeaking with sign support, (Sign
Supported English), if requested by the lipreader."
For more details please look at this website and contact the Association.
Registered charity provides free telephone support, advice and information from health professionals, as well as funding research in the UK
15 Dufferin Street
Freephone Helpline 0808 800 8880 (Monday to Thursday 9.30am-9.30pm and Friday 9.30am-5pm)
Online chat www.ndcs.org.uk/livechat (Monday to Thursday 9.30am-9.30pm and Friday 9.30am-5pm)
Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults
c/o Hearing LINK
23 The Waterfront
1st Floor, Peepul Centre,
UK Tel: +(44) 0844 593 8440
Fax: +(44) 0844 593 8441
Minicom: +(44) 0844 593 8445
Main School, College and Trust Switchboard: 01420 547400
Treloar School and College is a non-maintained special school/college for disabled children up to 25 years old based at Holybourne near Alton, Hampshire, UK
Treloar's Physically Disabled School and College Provides Education to Children and Young People with Disabilities.
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