hearing loss

Photograph of Signal's sensory tree at St Chad's Christmas Tree Festival
07 Dec 2017
Shrewsbury-based charity Signal is encouraging people to include family members and friends with hearing loss in the festive conversations this Christmas time. Signal is raising awareness of how we can all communicate in a more inclusive way in this season of goodwill, by taking part in the annual Christmas Tree Festival in St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury. Dressed with colourful fabric and...
Photo of visitors to Signal: The Hub, Shropshire's centre for hearing loss
24 May 2017
Shropshire charity Signal is inviting family members and friends of people living with hearing loss to take part in some free training to make communication in everyday situations easier. Everybody may struggle to hear amid the hubbub of a social gathering at one time or other. For people with hearing loss, it can be a struggle to join in conversations with family, friends or colleagues all the...
Photo of Sybil recording Signal's BBC Radio 4 Appeal at Broadcasting House
14 Sep 2016
Shrewsbury-based hearing loss charity Signal has been chosen to make a national appeal on BBC Radio 4, which will be aired on Sunday 25 September at 7.54am just before the 8 o’clock news. Broadcaster Sybil Ruscoe will present the appeal, which will feature Signal’s work supporting deaf and hearing impaired children in Malawi. Sybil, who is originally from Wem, has enjoyed a career in national...
11 Aug 2016
Free event to help hearing aid wearers, their family and friends A free event for people who wear NHS hearing aids is being held at The Beacon Community Centre, Prospect Road, Market Dayton, TF9 3BN. The Effective Hearing Programme, run by Shropshire RCC in conjunction with NHS Audiology, will take place on Tuesday 11th October from 9.30am-1pm.         The event is open to anyone in the area who...
Photo of hearing loop sign and Shrewsbury Flower Show programme in flower bed
09 Aug 2016
Local charity Signal is working with the organisers of the Shrewsbury Flower Show to help people with hearing loss enjoy the show’s popular lectures and demonstrations to the full. Signal has joined with the Shropshire Horticultural Society to provide hearing loops in the Lecture Marquee and a section of the Foodhall at this year’s show on 12-13 August. A loop system can channel sound directly to...
07 Jul 2016
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire and his wife have backed a local charity’s campaign to reach out to the people struggling in silence with hearing loss throughout the county. Hearing loss directly affects one in five people in Shropshire, a figure higher than in the UK as a whole. Yet this is a hidden disability which can leave people struggling to communicate and isolated. Sir Algernon and The...
28 Apr 2016
Shropshire charity Signal is encouraging people to think about communication to end isolation and loneliness in national Deaf Awareness Week. The charity is encouraging people to have their hearing screened at Signal: The Hub in the Riverside Mall in Shrewsbury from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May. A screening can be the first step towards addressing problems with hearing which may cause people to...
08 Mar 2016
“Devices can produce sound levels of 120 decibels - louder than the sound of a jet” Music lovers in Shrewsbury who are addicted to their headphones run the risk of developing hearing problems within months of regular use, research has found. Based on responses from 8,800 people from 11 countries, including the UK —and compiled by research experts GfK Eurisko in conjunction with the world’s...
26 Feb 2016
Film fans in West Midlands have voted the music from the shower scene in Psycho the scariest sound in movie history.  The shrieking strings which accompany Janet Leigh’s screams beat Hannibal Lecter’s slurp in The Silence of the Lambs and Jack Nicholson’s chilling “Here’s Johnny” line in The Shining to take first place in a poll by hearing specialists Amplifon. The sinister shark attack music...
Photo of young person having their hearing screened in the outdoors
27 Aug 2015
Signal, the Shrewsbury-based charity working in Shropshire and sub-Saharan Africa, will be banging the drum for deaf awareness at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this weekend. The charity is working with the festival organisers to bring a hearing loop to the annual event’s new workshop venue to help people with hearing loss fully participate in the activities on offer. A loop system can channel sound...
Subscribe to hearing loss