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Deafblind Awareness Week 2017 – 26th June – 2nd July 2017

Sight and hearing loss is more common than you think; let’s talk about it!


Do you know someone who has the TV turned up far too high, who often asks you to repeat yourself or who doesn’t recognise you if you pass in the street?

Combined sight and hearing loss affects an estimated 394,000 people in the UK so it is likely that you know someone who is impacted by this. During Deafblind Awareness Week we encourage you to think about friends and relatives who might be affected by sight and hearing loss and talk to them about it; try to understand what they are going through and learn what you can do to help.

Click here to support Deafblind Awareness Week 2017 by joining the Thunderclap

What to look out for this Deafblind Awareness Week

Lunchtime Question and Answer sessions, Live on Twitter

Simply Tweet your question with the hashtag #askDBAW for an expert to answer:

Tuesday 27th June, 1pm – 2pm
Q&A about eye health, answered by Community Care Opticians @CCCOpticians

Wednesday 28th June, 1pm – 2pm
Q&A about combined sight and hearing loss, in particular daily living, answered by Deafblind Scotland @dbscotland

Thursday 29th June, 1pm – 2pm
Q&A about life as a deafblind paraclimber with John Churcher @jcchurcher

Friday 30th June, 1pm – 2pm
Q&A about acquiring age related sight and hearing loss, answered by Deafblind UK @DeafblindUK

Guest bloggers

Check out the Deafblind UK blog throughout the week for guest blogs from our partners and members.

Alongside many national events Deafblind Cymru drop-in sessions are taking place across North Wales, find your local venue in the poster below:


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