Lend Me Your Ears: A North Wales conference for individuals and families with hearing loss
Saturday, June 17th 2017, 10am – 3.30pm
Following last year’s success, this was the fifth conference of its kind in north Wales. Its aim is to bring individuals and families together to socialise, to discuss the field, to share their experiences and to listen to experienced speakers sharing their understanding and specialism.
A total of 200 families in north Wales are affected by severe hearing difficulties and according to recent press reports, Welsh-speaking children who suffer from deafness are sometimes unduly disadvantaged.
- Sarah Matthews [North Wales Deaf Association]
- Action on Hearing
- A video message from Joe Allen (Wales and Stoke City footballer)
- Wrexham Sign Choir
- Martin Walker [Coleg Llandrillo Menai] and Delyth Murphy [Widening Access Centre, Bangor University]
- together with several local speakers sharing their experience.
The conference is arranged in order to encourage a regional debate, which will in turn inform Government policy and hopefully, give rise to further research in the field. Improvements to hearing services throughout Conwy, Denbigh, Flint, Gwynedd and Anglesey would also be a much sought-after outcome.