Deaf Awareness Week 2016 2nd – 8th May

  

This week is Deaf Awareness Week.

Both my Wife and youngest Son are deaf with my Wife having a Cochlear Implant and Leo having bilateral hearing loss and as such raising awareness of hearing loss is important to us. 

According to the National Awareness Days Website Deaf Awareness Week is about

 

‘promoting the positive aspects of deafness’, to ‘promote social inclusion’

As well as raising awareness for the organisations that support the week such as Action on Hearing. 
15% of the population of the UK are Deaf to some extent and out of 10,000 people 100 will be partially Deaf and 10 extremely Deaf

The theme for the Deaf Awareness week is ‘Common Purpose’ with many events taking place up and down the country so why not take some time out to attend one? 

For more information on Deaf Awareness Week click here

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