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Do you wear an NHS hearing aid? Come along to the free drop in clinics at your local library

Learn about the different services available. Find out how to care for your hearing aid, pick up batteries and get tubing changed at Action on Hearing Loss drop-in clinics in our libraries.   75 more words

Action On Hearing Loss

Developing characters: lift your eyes from the keyboard

“I am always criticised for my unrealistic characters,” said a writer nonchalantly. We were chatting in a cafe. “People say they’re not interesting.” I moved my eyes and saw seven other people, making coffee, drinking coffee, reading, working at tablets and laptops. 162 more words


Disability is not a Time Capsule

I interrupt this ignorant transmission to deliver an important public service announcement: I realise I have a disability but I’m not Peter Pan, I have grown up! 515 more words

Deafness in the Military Service Pensions Collection

This post was prompted by a question asked by a conference delegate at the International Conference on Women’s History in the Digital World (July 2017, Maynooth University) regarding deaf pension applicants in the collection. 1,303 more words

Social History

Why are we in this situation?

We have asked ourselves this question on numerous occasions but there are no easy answers. Given the same set of circumstances we would have made the same decision even with the value of hindsight. 183 more words

The First Step


I am writing here for the first time at such an insane hour in the evening. Or should I say morning?

I am just beginning a journey that I’ve tried so many other ways that everyone else kept telling me I should do. 533 more words


Mary's Music

I learned recently that 86 year old Mary from my creative writing class was an accomplished pianist. None of us in class knew she even played the piano. 157 more words