Deaf Awareness Week in United Kingdom

Deaf Awareness Week will be observed in the United Kingdom from 15 May to 21 May 2018.

The aim of the week is to create awareness about the needs of the people with hearing loss and also about the symptoms and warning signs of hearing loss.

Millions of people over the age of 60 years are affected by loss of hearing across the world. However, it can affect anyone at any age.

Hearing loss can be sudden or gradual over a period of time.

Not being able to follow a conversation, asking others to repeat what they said, raising the volume of TV sets are some common signs that come with loss of hearing.

Getting the condition checked can help avoid further damage. Hearing aids or surgery can help some people.

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