Deaf Awareness Week is an annual event aiming to raise awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding hearing loss and deafness.
(PRWEB UK) 7 May 2013
Boy band One Direction are set to have their songs translated into sign language at an event in Norfolk for Deaf Awareness Week.
Norfolk County Council’s sensory support unit will be hosting the event on May 8 where members of the public will be invited to perform their songs in British Sign Language (BSL) as well as the opportunity to learn more about the deaf community.
Local groups V Sign and Singing Angels will also be performing both classic and pop music using BSL at the event.
A spokesperson for Hidden Hearing said:
“Deaf Awareness Week is an annual event aiming to raise awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding hearing loss and deafness. Inviting people to perform One Direction songs in BSL seems like a great way of raising awareness for deafness and encouraging them to think about their own hearing as well as the needs of those with hearing loss.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.