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Read the latest news from RNID and stories from deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.

Subtitle problems on Channel 4, Channel 5 and BBC

Like a lot of you, we’ve noticed the subtitling issues on Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC: things like subtitles only appearing after a lag – or not appearing at all. We know the value of subtitles when watching TV and the frustration when they’re not provided, so we want to see these problems fixed.

How engaging in physical activity helps me manage my tinnitus

James Clark, owner of Pyramid Fitness Gym, shares his experience with hearing loss and tinnitus and why he has been involved in Challenge RNID – both as a participant and as a personal coach. We interviewed James to find out how he manages tinnitus and the benefits of physical activity. What has been your experience of hearing loss and tinnitus? My first experiences of recognising difficulties hearing came at an early age. As it became clearer to others around me I...

Cultivate your own Sensory Garden in memory of HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Create a sensory garden as a tribute to the life of Prince Philip HRH Duke of Edinburgh was well known for his love of gardening. His work on the design and landscaping of the royal gardens will be a living legacy to the prince for years to come. These spaces will no doubt be of great solace to Prince Philip’s loved ones as a spot of quiet reflection and remembrance. For those with sensory loss, a sensory garden can have enormous therapeutic value. Prince Philip was known to have hearing loss himself and, of course, was a...

Free RNID online seminar every day in Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week, from 3 – 9 May 2021, is a good time to consider if your business is accessible to the 1 in 5 people who are deaf or have hearing loss. With the number of people with age-related hearing loss set to rise, are you taking action? During Deaf Awareness Week, our free RNID online seminar will be available every day from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 May. It’s an opportunity to learn about the barriers faced by...

How John is thriving after a workplace assessment at NatWest

NatWest is one of a growing number of organisations making hearing loss a priority. Manchester-based credit manager John Roberts experienced sudden hearing loss in 2001. In the early years, John had some difficult times: "If you're not being included in a conversation or situation, you can sometimes feel you don't want to be there and you'd rather just walk away." Breaking down barriers Life changed for John after NatWest arranged a workplace assessment with our Accessibility Solutions team at RNID. The assessor...