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Thursday, January 24, 2019

How concentration fatigue can affect deaf people

Concentration fatigue, or tiredness is a thing! Simply, it’s when you have to concentrate hard on listening, lipreading or signing for a long period of time, and it tires you out. It’s most common in deaf people as we use our eyes more than our other senses, as they’re also our ears.

My Autism and Sign Language

I have been working with Autistic adults for more than a decade. Autism (which I myself have) is a neurological disorder that limits a...

Can Deaf people become Lifeguards?

One of the myths about deafness is that Deaf people can’t do certain jobs, because being able to hear is a requirement, right? Not always! When...

Tips for dating with deafness

Dating itself can be daunting but for deaf people it may feel ten times more challenging. Or for a hearing person meeting a deaf...

A New Year, New Resolutions and Opportunities

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions. Some of us are successful in keeping them, others not so much! My New Year’s mantra is...

How I learnt a foreign language with a hearing loss

You might be wondering, how can a deaf person with speech, learn a foreign language? During my time at school, I learnt German. Here’s...

5 tips for deaf flying

Those who know me in person, will know that I am not a keen flier. Those who don’t know me at all, let me...

Learning Sign Language has opened up a whole new world!

This week marks BDA’s Sign Language Week… a time to come together to celebrate and recognise a beautiful language; that is British Sign Language...

Deaf funny

This week is Deaf Awareness Week... celebrating Deaf Culture and the wonderful community that we are a part of. Living with deafness isn’t all doom...

Why is there a shortage of Sign interpreters?

Why is there a shortage of Sign interpreters? Could it be that there aren't enough teachers of BSL? Is the shortage more severe in different parts of the country?