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RNID Newsletter

                              November 2006


Breaking the Sound Barrier goes on tour
Help us reduce waiting times for digital hearing aids
Don’t Lose the Music update
In your area
Look out for our One in Seven magazine


Read our latest campaign news for Breaking the Sound Barrier, audiology waiting times and Don’t Lose the Music plus find out what’s happening in your area.


Breaking the sound barrier goes on tour


Our Breaking the Sound Barrier campaign is going on tour to encourage people to take our telephone hearing check.

The bus will be stopping at a number of locations around the UK and will feature a sound and light show.

The first stop is on 25 September 2006 at 8pm in Exchange Square, Manchester where a surprise guest will launch the tour.

If you are concerned about your hearing take the check by calling 0845 600 5555 (local rates apply).

Help us reduce waiting times for digital hearing aids

A recent survey by The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists has shown that some people will have to wait for five years to get a hearing aid on the NHS.

We are campaigning to urge the government to keep their promise to publish their plan to reduce waiting times.

You can get involved by:

  • contacting your MP
  • becoming a media case study.

Visit  to find out more about the campaign.

Don’t lose the music updates

Our Don’t Lose the Music campaign has had a busy summer encouraging music fans to protect their hearing.

We gave out 100,000 earplugs at festivals and we launched our first ever Don’t Lose the Music week.

During the week our noise squad tested the volume of people’s MP3 players and gave out earplugs, advice and leaflets. Experts agree that listening to sounds at or above 80 decibels over time can cause hearing loss, and many people were listening at levels above that.

Find out how you can protect your hearing by


In your area

We have a number of events and information days for deaf and hard of hearing
people and people with tinnitus throughout England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.

Find out what’s happening in your local area by visiting

Look out for the latest issue of One in Seven

In next month’s issue of One in Seven we interview the man behind Darth Vader, Dave Prowse, and prize-winning pool champion Carl Morris. Plus, you can find out more about digital hearing aids.

Don’t miss out – subscribe today for the special offer price of ?10 for your first year at . Limited time only.



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