We are delighted to introduce SHIP, a new way to think about the ease and effectiveness with which you can hear.
SHIP is a set of tools formulated by people with hearing loss to boost access, inclusion and equality. They will give a more practical understanding of the hearing experiences that people have.
SHIP moves the focus away from medical definitions of deafness and concentrates instead on what people actually hear in different situations and environments.
It promotes recognition that the ease with which people hear is often determined not by hearing ability but by the environment or situation you are in. This is controlled by other people.
Businesses, organisations and society as a whole, can adjust and change to make hearing easier. SHIP tools can help guide this process.
The rights for using the SHIP materials currently lies with Ideas for Ears. If you’d like to make use of them, let us know.
The first SHIP tool is now ready for wider peer review. It is a straightforward and practical set of instructions for running meetings and events for the general public and other groups of people.
The aim is help those who run meetings and events to organise and manage things in such a way that the needs of most people with hearing loss are met in a routine way.
This should raise baseline standards and help to embed good practice so hearing and communication is more automatically considered. This should then make it easier and less daunting for organisations and businesses to understand and respond to the needs of those with more specific communication needs.
Interested? Curious? Ask us to email you the Protocols for review. Constructive feedback will be welcomed.
We focus on topics and subjects where we feel we can make most impact and where we feel change or improvement is both necessary and possible. By participating in our surveys and other activities, you can help bring about the outcomes you want.