DeafWatch™ and RefugeWatch™ were on display at the AUE conference at Trent University 6-8 September 2017. The conference was a huge success with considerable interest in the value and quality of DeafWatch™ in particular.
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. Hertfordshire County Council released a statement saying: “Firefighters were faced with an extremely fierce…Details
You may have seen it, if you haven’t it’s certainly worth catching on the BBC iplayer. Twenty two incredibly fit individuals volunteered to be beasted by a succession of Special Force operatives with the sole purpose to create a winner, who best overcomes intensive training and tasks designed to weed out those who don’t have…Details
Researchers have discovered that children between the ages of 2 and 13 are not normally woken by fire alarms, putting their lives at risk. They have demonstrated that high-pitched buzzers should be replaced with lower tones combined with a woman’s voice. Over 500 volunteer families have been requested to throughout the UK to take part…Details
A long awaited victory for campaigners for hard of hearing and deaf people as The House of Lords approved a Government proposal to amend the Digital Economy Bill to give new powers to the TV regulator, Ofcom, to compel video-on-demand broadcasters to provide subtitles. You can read more hereDetails
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 could be wonderful news for many deaf people…Details
Yesterday I visited three sites. A University campus, a school and two council offices, to complete radio site surveys. This is something that we do for the DeafWatch™ system on a regular basis. In some ways it the simplest of tests, simply to walk around and ensure that the signal arrives without corruption everywhere. However,…Details