Registered Charity no. 218341  |   Telephone: 01872 225 868


Registered Charity no. 218341  |  01872 225 868  |

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Deafness, the hidden disability


Educate and inform

Sitting in front of speakers at a rock concert can expose you to 120 decibels, which will begin to damage your hearing in only 7 1/2 minutes.

More young people than ever are suffering with tinnitus and potential deafening through unrestrained use of MP3 players, Ipods and personal stereos!

With the increased use of modern technology, we are planning to launch a programme devised for creating awareness, among the younger population, about risks to
their hearing.

Hearing Loss Cornwall wants to help people to stay in touch in the modern technological world and we will remain steadfast to our resolve to address the needs of the Deaf and those with hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Cornwall is working to create a supportive climate that is informed, non-judgemental and embraces the Cornish spirit of One and All!

"Despite being one of the senses that helps us to identify our very being, while blindness is pitied, deafness is often scorned! You will not hear a blind person being told that “they only see what they want to see”, yet a deaf person will frequently be told that "they only hear what they want to hear.  Many d/Deaf still do not like to identify themselves as being deaf due to this continuing stigmatisation, perhaps due to a presumption of rudeness, diminishing of authority and historic bullying. Deaf people have become used to being ignored. It is against this background that we, at Hearing Loss Cornwall, act as the voice of the d/Deaf world."

"If your reflex is everyone feels lonely sometimes, you would be right. But you would also be understating the loneliness we feel."

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