This year’s Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) is here. On the week of 14-20 May 2018, Action on Hearing Loss – as the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK – are raising awareness and challenging perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.
They have a range of DAW events lined up, including the very first comedy night headlined by Stewart Lee in London. They also have some eye-catching DAW materials to download (see below) and use if you would like to run your own DAW event or raise awareness in your office, school or community. We’d love you to get involved.
Not everyone realises how much support, information and new technology available to help with hearing loss and deafness, so DAW is used to spread the word. Action on Hearing Loss will also be sharing the inspirational stories of people who’ve taken action and refused to let hearing loss or deafness hold them back; look out for ‘I definitely can’ campaign on social media.
If you, or your partner, parent or friend, have noticed the first signs of hearing loss or are struggling to take control, find out how Action on Hearing Loss can help.
On behalf of charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, Maurice Corry MSP, Spokesperson for Community Safety and Veterans Affairs, invited Pinpoint Scotland Ltd representatives to attend Action on Hearing Loss Scotland's Deaf Awareness Week parliamentary reception on 15 May 2018. This event provides an opportunity for Members to join Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s celebration of Deaf Awareness Week and discover the achievements of young Deaf people who use the charity’s Moving On service, the positive impacts generated by the organisation’s specialist services, including Hearing Forces for older veterans, and the inspirational contributions of volunteers supporting people throughout Scotland who are deaf or have hearing loss.