A trip to Caithness last week gave us an opportunity to spread the word about hearing access to the most northerly part of the UK.
Our founding director, Sally Shaw, met up with members of lipreading classes in Brora and Thurso to talk about common barriers and challenges that people with hearing loss experience when trying to participate in meetings and other group gatherings. There was also lively discussion about the good and poor experiences that people have when making phone calls.
It was the latest in a series of information sessions that Ideas for Ears has delivered to community groups to build awareness of hearing access.
Attendees were given information about what they can expect and ask for when they attend meetings, events and activities. This should help them become more confident in advocating for their own needs.
More people than ever before have hearing loss, which is every bit as important as mobility access. It is also essential for ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion.
The visit to the Highlands was made possible thanks to sponsorship by Audacious, the new phone service behind the innovative solution that offers people clearer-sounding voice calls on their mobile phone. We are delighted to receive their support and were happy to pass on information about the service to the lipreading groups.
Booklets and information about hearing access and about the phone service Audacious are available from Ideas for Ears.