The power and potential of creative writing as therapy is to be explored in a new project aimed at people with different hearing loss and hearing-related problems.

The callout for original personal accounts and reflections of this common and life-affecting issue is for a special edition of the BMJ Journal, ‘Medical Humanities’

Drs Bonnie Millar and Derek Hoare are inviting people with hearing problems, their partners or family members to write poems and prose about their experiences of living with the hearing related conditions. Medical professionals working in the field are also encouraged to contribute their thoughts in the form of creative pieces of writing.

“By collating, curating and publishing some original pieces of writing from anyone with a personal first or second hand experience of hearing loss, we hope to foster exchange and understanding between different groups.”

Creative writing submissions can be emailed to