"I started this website because I’ve found that a lot of other hearing aid and deafness related sites are overly technical – I want to talk about issues, give tips and hints and share thoughts in plain english without too much of the technical mumbo-jumbo. I also post the latest deaf/hard of hearing news from around the Internet."
The UK Government has released a draft of the Assessment Regulations that will outline the way people will be assessed for the new 'Personal Independence Payment' (PIP) that will replace Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) in 2014.
The proposals are centred on creating a clearer, more targeted benefit, with an objective assessment, designed to enable disabled people to participate more fully in society. Reform of this benefit is intended to follow a social rather than medical model based on a person’s needs and the barriers they face rather than their individual disability.
As part of the consultation process the Government want to hear disabled people’s views on the Assessment Regulations and accompanying guidance.
Hearing Link is the new name for Hearing Concern Link. They are delighted to announce that from January 2011 their name has changed from Hearing Concern LINK to Hearing Link. Hearing Link said:
"It’s been two years since Hearing Concern and the Link Centre for Deafened People decided to join forces and now that the merger process is complete, it is the perfect time to give our new, bigger, stronger organisation its own identity."
Visit their new website at www.hearinglink.org
30.09.08 Hearing Concern and Link Centre for Deafened People merge.
03.04.08 BSL and Lipspeaking Guided Tours >>
30.11.07 Teletec captioning service closes >>
This blog is about living with a hearing loss in London (UK), bringing up various issues surrounding hearing loss.
Hi, my name is Smudge, I’m a Hearing Dog living in London, England. I’m a cocker poo (cocker spaniel and poodle cross), a breed that’s great for people with allergies. Enjoy the read.
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