I hope you’re doing well during these difficult times. As you may be aware, this week is national Deaf Awareness Week, founded by the UK Council on Deafness to help highlight the everyday barriers many people with deafness and/or hearing loss face in the UK today.
For this year’s Deaf Awareness Week, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive guide of how your group can continue to support those around you with deafness, hearing loss, and tinnitus during the Covid-19 lockdown. For a group that already often feel marginalised, social distancing and remote contact can lead to overwhelming feelings of isolation.
The Guide offers information on a range of topics, including:
- finding local hearing aid repairs services,
- important communication tips,
- hearing loss aware video-calling etiquette, and
- considering mental health and wellbeing needs.
Please remember that we are available to support you with any queries on how to reduce isolation for those with hearing loss at this time.
I hope you find the pack useful.
Take care and stay safe,
Project Coordinator Devon and Cornwall
Action on Hearing Loss