Amazing feedback highlights the importance of good advice.

This month we received some wonderful feedback from a lady that had visited us for advice regarding assistive equipment. The email shows that there are some great solutions out there that can really enhance your hearing experience.

The email reads:

I wanted to send an email to thank you so much for all of your help in December. Coming to terms with some hearing loss was difficult for me and managing in certain situations was proving to be near impossible. When my audiologist recommended i come to you to try a Roger pen system i was hopeful that it would help a lot. Visiting you at the Royal Derby hospital was easy and very encouraging. It is amazing that you loan out this expensive equipment for people to try so that they can assess if it would help with everyday life. Borrowing the Roger Pen allowed me the opportunity to try it out in lots of situations and the difference it made was remarkable. I work at a pre-school which is a very noisy environment, plus i speak in church and i am an England boxing judge and referee. These are all challenging if i can not hear very well and while the hearing aids do help, it was still tricky to operate as normal in those situations. The Roger pen made such a difference that it was almost as good as having full hearing back. It made me quite emotional when i got to the end of the week and it was time to give it back and the fact that you were kind enough to extend the loan over Christmas meant that my first Christmas after being diagnosed with hearing loss was considerably more positive and enjoyable than expected.

Since then i have had an access to work grant which has allowed me a Roger pen to change my life!

So thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the work that you do and the difference it makes to people like me.

“The Contouring of Deafhoods” brings D/deaf culture to the big screen this Sunday

This Sunday, 17th March at QUAD, 6.45pm there is a great opportunity to catch a selection of short films bringing stories about D/deaf culture to the big screen.

The programme comprises of a selection of thought provoking contemporary short films from the UK, New Zealand and Spain that each bring stories about D/deaf culture and experience to the big screen. The Contouring of Deafhoods is a London Short Film Festival touring shorts programme for D/deaf audiences curated by young Deaf programmer Zoe McWhinney

https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/…/cinema-e…/contouring-

Following on from 2018’s successful D/deaf audiences programme Lives In Sign Language, the London Short Film Festival is proud to present a package of award winning and rarely screened short films from around the world.

The programme comprises of a selection of thought provoking contemporary short films from the UK, New Zealand and Spain that each bring stories about D/deaf culture and experience to the big screen. The Contouring of Deafhoods is a London Short Film Festival touring shorts programme for D/deaf audiences curated by young Deaf programmer Zoe McWhinney.

The Programme

Lightning (Dir: Christine Isoli, UK, 18 mins)
BSL and English Subtitles
A chance encounter at a traffic light turns into an unexpected friendship between an underground musician and a deaf girl, who dreams of becoming a pilot.

Boat (Dir: Louise Stern, UK, 23 mins)
BSL and English Subtitles
A young girl comes to live on a boat, she communicates with the people – and the gerbil – who inhabit this world via notes, gesture and dance.

Words of Caramel (Dir: Juan Antonio Moreno, Spain, 21mins)
English subtitles
In a refugee camp in the Sahara Desert lives a deaf boy who wishes to learn how to write. Welcome to Kori, and his best friend Caramel the camel’s silent world.

Tama (Dir: Jared Flitcroft and Jack O’Donnell, NZ, 9 mins)
NZSL and English subtitles
Tama is about a young Maori Deaf boy who wants to perform the Haka. On a near-fatal car trip, Tama has to confront his family. In his struggle, he begins to grow from an undervalued youth into a proud younf man.

To Know Him (Dir: Ted Evans, UK, 28 mins)
BSL and English subtitles
To lay the man she loves to rest, a deaf woman must overcome a barrier far greater than language.

CamTAD visit to Leicester Hospital’s Hearing Services

Last Friday we took a step closer to supporting patients from Leicester Hospitals at our Castle Donington outreach sessions. Our Service Manager Simon Keeling travelled to Leicester Royal Infirmary to meet with their Audiology department.

Due to changes in NHS hearing aid provision patients from Castle Donington that had previously accessed aids from Derby were being told that they now have to travel to Leicester if their GP is not in Derbyshire. We are hoping to get the support of Leicester Hospital to offer this service to their patients in the community. We will keep you updated on our progress on our website and our Facebook page.

Leicester for Facebook

You can now support CamTAD Hearing Support when you shop online with Amazon

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You can now help CamTAD Hearing Support every time you shop on Amazon. Just click on the link and type in CamTAD to find us. It won’t cost you any extra. Every time you spend they will donate 0.05%, the equivalent of 50p each time you spend £10.

Please note that this only applies if you shop through the Amazon Smile page rather than the usual Amazon page or App.

You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organisation by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk

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Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019

This afternoon we have a range of Tinnitus products available for demonstration at our outreach session at the Trinity Methodist Church in Long Eaton, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Why not pop along and speak to our friendly staff and volunteers and enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee.

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NHS Hearing Aid Services in Southern Derbyshire for non-complex patients

 

We have produced a new booklet detailing all the places where you can get NHS hearing aids from the six AQP providers. To make things easier we have sections for each area, Derby City, South Derbyshire, Erewash, Southern Derbyshire Dales and Amber Valley. These will be a available at our clinics soon but if you wish, we can send you one through the post. You can also click on the link below for a PDF copy.

If you need any support to find the right service for you please do let us know.

NHS Hearing aid venues pdf

booklet