Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Having hearing loss in Wales....

We wonder how youtube selects particular images from videos of people with hearing loss that tends to focus on sign language users as the primary image when less than a 1,000 are sign dependent users out of half a million? 

Charities put the actual figure at 300K but having hearing loss and having issues of support and access are not really collated in Wales, neither are the statistics on sign use, we do know no deaf schools exist here.  The program was an informative one about Welsh people with hearing loss and includes oral speaking deaf and cochlear implantees but not the text dependent, or real issues hard of hearing are facing.

(Ben attends ATR's local deaf club, Hi Ben !).

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