Hi, I am looking for Julie Torbay (now Mrs Mackay) from Cardiff and Tina Scott from Burnley as i would like to hear from them again. Please tell them to get in touch with me, thanks. Sally Fullick (nee Saubolle)
posted: 06 June 2007
I would love to hear from people who are hard of hearing and how it affects their everyday life, if they are frustrated, if they try and keep it hidden, how does it affect them. I myself am hard of hearing and just discovered this wonedrful site.
posted: 21 May 2007
The Finnish Federation of Hard of Hearing in co-operation with IFHOHYP are organizing a Youth Forum on Education next summer at the same time with the IFHOH2004-Congress in Helsinki, Finland. We still have a few places free, so you have to act fast if you want to participate.
Finnish Federation of Hard of Hearing (Kuulonhuoltoliitto ry)
Youth Forum Secretary Sami Virtanen
00400 HELSINKI - FINLAND
gsm +358-40-7516 994 (only by SMS, no phone calls)
fax +358-9-5803 316
Please see the website for details: www.ifhohyp.org
posted: 30 May 2004
I am wondering do you run deaf club in London for deaf people who are age from 16 and above? do you run any activities for young deaf childerns as well? i am doing some outreach work to find out where deaf people meet up and to socialise. My main job is to focus in Tower Hamlets deaf people?? do you have any ideas? where i could find any deaf people who are from Tower Hamlets borough?
Youth Service Worker
posted: 20 May 2004
Just to spread the word about a research project I will conducting over the next year into Deaf people's wellbeing in the workplace. Looking into how Deaf people achieve wellness in the workplace and sustain it.
If you, or you know of someone, who would be interested in taking part in the research please let me know. I give a little background information below and am happy to ask any questions that you might like to raise.
Many thanks for your time.
Susie (Grant) Core Researcher RDM - In The Workplace
posted: 18 May 2004
Comments: i completed my level one bsl nearly two years ago and would really love to start my level two in sept of this year, but dont feel confident enough to join at the moment! level two is said to be very hard ???? My plan for the future is to work with deaf childrenor young people within a school setting.
has anyone any ideas of how i can refresh my signing... i live in the warrington area.
posted: 30 May 2004
Is there anyone out there who has tinnitus which they think was probably caused by over exposure to loud music? Would you like to help with RNID's Don't Lose the Music campaign?
We DESPERATELY need people to help us promote this campaign by talking to the media about their experiences. WE NEED PEOPLE FROM EAST ANGLIA ESPECIALLY!! You can find out more at www.dontlosethemusic.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
posted: 8 May 2004
I have a nephew who is deaf without speech. He would like to meet someone who is kind, honest and faithful. He does not know the sign language well and would benifit from meeting someone who knows the language or can speak some. He is very bright and intelligent young man. When I see him and how good looking he is and smart I do feel sorry for him.
If there is anyone who is interested in talking with him I can put you in contact.
Please do not reply if you only want to have fun with someone with his disability. I would not like to see him get hurt.
posted: 8 May 2004
Croydon Deaf Children's Society (CDCS) is a voluntary organisation run by parents and friends of deaf and hearing impaired children and young adults living in the boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Reigate and Banstead, and the surrounding areas.
Richard Harknett, Web master, London.
Croydon Deaf Children's Society
posted: 20 January 2004
Great information, good to see someone doing something just for hi people! Thanks!
posted: 11 January 2004
Very cool site!
posted: 14 December 2003
Right that is it..I have had enough of Deaf clubs and err.. bingo! I'd like to start a new ramblers, climbers, sailors etc club for hard of hearing and deafened people in North Wales. Deaf people too but please leave BSL politics at home.
The aim is to bring hearing impaired (yeah I know it is non-PC but I feel neither deaf, Deaf nor hoh..what the heck) people together with similar interests for companionship, social contact and opportunities to meet new people.
I aim to do this through organising cliff, beach, hill walks in local areas of outstanding natural beauty. Also it is possible to organise visits to art galleries stately homes and gardens or visits to nature reserves.
If you are 20- 40 something and would like to use your leisure time more effectively, wish to enjoy the company of other HI people and share relaxing yet stimulating activities, then drop me a line.
If the great outdoors does not appeal then let me know if a cafe club or pub meet appeals.
Hope to 'hear'from you soon. Cheers
Gareth (36 yrs, Colwyn Bay)
posted: 14 December 2003
GOOD SITE JUST KEEP IT UP.
posted: 3 November 2003
posted: 3 November 2003
I would like to organise a yoga holiday for people for hearing difficulties here at my Centre in France next year some time. Do you think there would be interest for this?
I have only worked with a few hearing impaired students but would like to offer a yoga holiday which i thought might be a lot of fun. My centre is small and I would think max. would be about 10 people.
Any advice or suggestions would be really appreciated.
My website if you want to check it out is;
posted: 30 October 2003
I'm 48 year old brown haired guy. I am hard of hearing and wear two hearing aids.
Like to correspond with a nice lady close to my age. I can read lips well and speak well.
posted: 30 October 2003
Not know were start am deaf me live in liverpool i sign (bsl). my english not good sorry. am student studying national diploma in networking.
I know some hearing people me have loads of deaf mates i cant understand why hearing people rude with deaf people. can some one help me understand please.
I would like hear from all age people any background. your help very thank you.
posted: 28 October 2003
Hiya I am Deaf, as i was born deaf. I am 27yrs old. Female. I hope to have a chat with deaf or hard of hearing for friendship. I can talk, sign language. Looking forward to hear from you Cheerio!
posted: 23 October 2003
I am studying for a BA in Deaf Studies/Education at Wolverhampton Uni and my first assignment is to investigate both sides of the mainstream debate.
Would anyone care to detail a brief outline of their experiences to help me? No names, no email adresses, just some short sharp comments will be great. Full confidentiality.
I work in mainstream and have my own strong views - but hey - I'm hearing so they don't count! Thanks very much for your help.
posted: 13 October 2003
Just a quick note to say hello to all those who may remember me who used to go to the Globe in Covent Gardens. Those were the good old days!!
May I say what a brilliant website Maria! (You may - thanks!)
If anyone wishes to contact me. please do so. I am at home busy being full-time mum to 5mth old twins.
posted: 26 August 2003
Hi, I'm looking for love with a female around my age who lives close to me in Sutton, Surrey or the London area. If anyone would like to have more information they may email me.
posted: 15 July 2003
Hi, I'm Nigel. I live in the Oxon / Bucks area. I'd like to contact someone nearby. Ciao.
posted: 09 June 2003
Hi! I'm Kay and I'd like to contact people in the west of Scotland!
posted: 21 March 2003
I am Hard of Hearing and would like to contact others who are working and are hard of Hearing. Would also like to know whether anyone has experienced nasty comments due to their deafness.
E-mail me at: email@example.com
posted: 15 March 2003
Hi! My name is Meghan and I live near Oxford. I haven't posted here before but am interested in contacting others of my age (I'm 18) in the area, if possible.
I became severe-profoundly deaf in September but the cause is not known yet.
If you want to contact me my email address is:
posted 4 January 2003
Hi! I am one of the organisers of the Summer camp 2003. The Summer camp in the Netherlands will be held from 27 July 2003 - 8 August 2003 for all hard of hearing young people in the age of 18-35 years.
I want to know if you want information about the Summer camp next year. I hope to hear some from you.
With kind regards,
Christi Menheere from Holland
posted 13 December 2002
My name is Steve and I'm 31 years old and live in Devon. I am not hard of hearing myself but have had a friend in the past who was. Would it be possible to speak to people who are so that I may learn more?
posted 10 December 2002
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posted 25 November 2002
I am a lipreading teacher and one of my students has moved back to his original home town of Nottingham. He is in his early 30s with a hearing loss. He keeps in touch with me and his former classmates here (Sussex) but he is very keen to make contact with people in his own area.
Any contacts would be gratefully received !
Contact me at:
posted 22 September 2002
My name is Sharron and I live in London. I would like to get in touch with people who are studying BSL.
I love meeting new people and having serious fun.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 5 September 2002
Hi! My name is Peter and I am 35 years old.
I was born with a moderate hearing impairment and I am keen to contact others who are in the same boat. I communicate orally and lip read.
I am living in Kent and work in central London. I can also sign a little in BSL and am hoping to take level 1 this year. I need some practice.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Contact me at: email@example.com
posted 23 August 2002
Hello, I am an undergraduate at Oxford University. I was born completely deaf in my left ear, and consequently find it very difficult to socialise with hearing students of my own age (I'm 21).
The university does not have any kind of support network for hearing impaired students, but I'm sure there must be plenty of people suffering from the same problem as myself.
I hope to hear form you soon.
posted 23 August 2002
I would like to say a hello to my auntie who designed this site and what a good job of it she has done and that I love her loads.
Bye from Emma
posted 7 July 2002
Did you used to go to The Globe in Covent Garden or the Bull and Mouth in Holborn? They were good times weren't they!
Why don't you come back and join us at new pub night in London. The first night is on Saturday 20th July at The Plough, Museum Street, London, WC1 ( Nearest tube Holborn or Tottenham Court Road ) and every third Saturday of the month thereafter.
Age range is anybody who can legally drink in a pub!
The emphasis will be on having a good time in a relaxing environment and forgetting any worries.
Come down and join me and a few friends for a laugh and a few drinks!
Further information contact: Robert by email
posted 3 July 2002
I would like to say what a great website hiype! is for all deaf and hard of hearing people. I live in London and would appreciate hearing from anyone having experiences of being in a hard of hearing club or would be interested in setting one up for London.
I work voluntary for the NDCS (The National Deaf Children's Society) as a befriender helping deaf children and their families and would like to hear from anybody who would like to know more about the NDCS.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 28 June 2002
I am a BSL Level 1 signer. I would like to meet some people, Deaf or hearing, and get to know them.
I live in the Sunderland area.
Please email me if you're serious about signing and would like to either chat or meet up.
posted 22 June 2002
I've been to catching up on all the hiype! information, and am very impressed! There's loads of stuff - well done on a great job!
Should there be anyone living in the Lothians, Borders or Tayside regions, who would like to meet new friends, you would be very welcome to meet the rest of the LBT 18-30 Plus club in Edinburgh.
For further info, my email address is email@example.com
posted 2 June 2002
Hi I'm Andrew and I'm going to be 18 soon.
I've been deaf since I caught meningitis when I was two and I am now severely deaf.
I'm going out to India or Sri Lanka next February to work with children with disabilities and to teach English and I need to raise 3 and a half grand to pay for this.
If anyone wants to contact me or can help me please contact
posted 19 May 2002
Are you in the Cheshire/Warrington area?
Hi! I'm working as a research assistant at the University of Central Lancashire/Deafness Support Network. My job involves researching into Deafness and Exclusion, focussing on D/deaf and hard of hearing people aged 16-69 in Cheshire and Warrington.
I'm still looking for a few more people to interview, particularly younger people and hard of hearing people. So if you think you can help (it would only take an hour or less) please do drop me a line!
Hope to hear from you soon :)
Many thanks - much appreciated! Jen Dodds
posted 8 May 2002
I shouldn't be here. Too old.... :-( (Note from Maria - if you know how to get into the web and like visiting the site then NO WAY are you too old Bill).
But I just wanted to say "hello folks!" and also congratulate Maria on a fantastic web design!
Perhaps this site could use a chat link??
Note from Maria - If you'd like to chat to other hoh people why not join HoHUK at
Regards to one and all.
Bill H - LB Havering Sensory Services Team
Hi!! I am a 24 y/o Swedish student studying at the University of Derby in Derby looking to make contact with other people with a hearing loss, age of none importance.
I have lived in Derby for the past 3 years now but most of my hard of hearing friends are either living in Sweden or have moved away from the city.
I am looking to meet others for fun and friendship.
Get in touch soon! Johan
posted 11 April 2002
Daniel Kerry is looking to contact hard of hearing people in the North East.
If you'd like to get in touch you can contact him at:
posted 11 March 2002
Congratulations on your award, Maria!
It is well deserved for an excellent site. HiYPE and HOHUK saved me from insanity when I was diagnosed and the advice given helped me adjust to my hearing aids and the whole situation much quicker than I would have done otherwise.
Please also put up a message for people in the North West, particularly the Manchester area.
posted 18 Feb 2002
Hello! Greetings from the country that brought you Björn Borg and Sven-Göran Eriksson! Anyone fancy some international contacts?
Don't be afraid to mail me, it would be great to exchange experiences and learn from each other.
posted 5 February 2002
Just a quick note to say hello again to all those who remember me because I'm returning to the social scene after a three years absence due to ill-health. It's been nice to see some familiar names on display, like yours Maria, and good work on the website.
Some of you may recall that I wrote stories and I've a website on that front which can be located at:
I look forward to catching up with old friends as well as making new ones! I'm in the South East area of the UK.
posted 10 January 2002
I've just checked your website again to see the latest updates and it look fantastic. May it goes from strength to strength!
posted 4 January 2002
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