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RNID - Changing the world for deaf and hard of hearing people

                                February 2007

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National Tinnitus Week: 19-25 February 2007

Not everyone knows what tinnitus is and that there is help available. We’ve been working with the British Tinnitus Association on activities for National Tinnitus Week to raise awareness. There will be events around the country, and the results of our tinnitus survey will be published.

Find out more about the week.

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Get fit while raising money

You may be thinking about getting healthy in the new year. Taking part in one our fundraising events is a great way to do it while making a difference to people’s lives.

Bupa Great North Run: 30 September 2007.

This half marathon starts at Newcastle and finishes at South Shields. We have a limited number of running spaces available. To be one of our runners fill in our online enquiry form.

Find out more about the Great North Run.


Overseas challenge events.

You could take the challenge of a lifetime such as trekking the Great Wall of China or cycling from London to Paris.


Find out more about our challenge events.

If you don’t like running or trekking why not hold you own event?

Fundraising ideas. Other ways to give.

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Celebrate St George's Day

We’re one of three charities working with an organisation called Enjoy England, to encourage people to celebrate St George’s Day. From 5 February until St.George's Day, 23 April 2007, there will be fundraising activities in all 50 English cities. The activities will raise money to help support our work and the work of the other two charities.

Find out how you can get involved with the celebrations.

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Rights and DDA advice

Our legal casework service can give you information and advice on your welfare rights and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

We can:

  • tell you what your legal rights under the DDA are, and help you if you've been discriminated against
  • tell you what benefits you could get, and help you get them
  • represent you in courts and tribunals.

Find out more about our casework service and how we can help you.

Read our factsheets and leaflets on welfare rights and the DDA.

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Learning to lipread? Watch this face

Watch this face is a practical guide to lipreading. It includes photographs, personal experiences and exercises to practise. It can either be used as a back up to classes or on its own.

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Look out for the latest One in Seven

Don't miss the February/March issue of One in Seven. We have a celebrity interview with Stephanie Beacham, a product review on alerter systems and a special feature on home cinema. You can also catch up on news from the campaign for cinema subtitling.

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