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Changing the Culture

Fire alarm systems for deaf students have a reputation for being extremely expensive. So it’s no surprise that many universities have little or no coverage. Those that do still have the worry of meeting high maintenance costs to ensure the safety of a small number of...

2 dead in Newgrange Care Home fire

On Saturday 8 April, a “fierce fire” left two people dead. The fire started at 6am and destroyed Newgrange Care Home in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Unfortunately, two elderly women died in the blaze.  Ivy Spriggs, aged 91 and Daphne Holloway aged 88....

Is a cure for deafness close?

Following studies on deaf mice, a cure for deafness may be just around the corner. Scientists in Massachusetts have discovered that by injecting a healthy virus into the ears of mice, that hearing was restored to the extent of being able to hear a human whisper. This...