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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...
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...
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...
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