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Archive for March 28th, 2012

28 MarRoger Hewitt – OfV

Roger Hewitt – Opportunities for Volunteering (OfV)

At yesterday’s UKCoD conference on the latest hearing technologies, John Brennan (Director of UKCoD) reminded everyone of the huge contribution that Roger Hewitt had made through managing the Opportunities for Volunteering scheme (OfV).  Many organisations throughout the UK that support deaf people have a lot to be grateful for, due to the knowledge and professionalism that Roger brought to his role.

Sadly UKCoD’s OfV Grant is not being renewed, so Roger will be leaving UKCoD at the end of March.  On behalf of the Trustees of UKCoD, John presented to Roger an Read more of this article

28 MarConference – The Latest Hearing Technologies

UKCoD and The Ear Foundation jointly ran a successful conference in London yesterday, and the wide range of speakers covered all aspects of the latest hearing technologies.

The first contributor was Dr Sue Archbold, Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation.  Sue was the teacher of the deaf of the first child in the UK to have a cochlear implant and she helped to establish The Ear Foundation in 1989.  With all the latest technologies that are available, her talk set the scene for the day by posing the question “The best time to be deaf?” – she gave some of the answers, but then left the subject open for our other speakers. Read more of this article