Andrew and Gill Campbell founded Hearing Ambassadors in 2017 after a chance meeting with Rotary Past District Governor Cheryle Berry. Andrew is a retired engineer and Gill worked in IT. They are also members of Hope Valley Rotary Club. They tell me that without the support and encouragement of Rotary District 1220, Hearing Ambassadors would not have achieved so much in such a short time. Their aim is to ensure that no one is inadvertently excluded from meetings due to their hearing difficulty. Their message is applicable to everyone, regardless of hearing ability.
They spoke about raising hearing loss awareness and explaining what difficulties people experience when living with hearing loss. This can include trouble socialising, leading to increased isolation, which in turn can result in anxiety and depression. There are around 70 million people in the UK and around 10 million (15%) have some form of hearing loss. According to Public Health England this is expected to rise to 15 million by 2035. They emphasised should you think your hearing has deteriorated, please do consider a simple hearing test as the first course of action. Shockingly, the average time for people to start to seek help is 5-7 years.
With the aid of slides and a video Andrew & Gill then explained what we could do to help ourselves when holding meetings. We should consider the facilities that are available. Take a look at the video on the HOME page of our web site and make sure that the room is set up so that everyone gets a good view. Make sure any technology that is available to you (e.g. Induction Loop or Sound System) is working as it should.
Thank you Andrew and Gill for a very interesting and informative talk. I encourage everyone to visit the Hearing Ambassadors web site which provides a wealth of hearing loss information.
more Representatives from both Charities namely Sara Grant from Newark Home- Start and Ben Petts from Cancer Research UK were invited to speak at our Zoom meeting
more Graham Hayes, a Nottingham born and bred Rotarian, gave an illustrated talk on some of the many historic mansions and stately homes that once existed in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
more Wednesday January 22nd saw the Newark Castle and Retford clubs meet in the first round of the District 1220 Ten-Pin Bowling Competition.
more When it was announced that London was going to host the 2012 Olympic Games Elaine thought that, rather than just going to watch, she would volunteer to help.
more Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
more Sue is a recently retired CEO of her own IT Company
more Mr Bob Hattersley is welcomed into the club by joint Presidents Celia Smallwood and Roger Pykett
more The construction by NET 2 of two new tram lines from the centre of Nottingham to Toton and Clifton has created the opportunity for some of the largest archaeological interventions in Nottingham for many years.
more Peter Hammond an Archaeologist by profession explained that Sir Robert Heron, of Stubton Hall, had the foresight to set up a Workhouse in Claypole in 1821.
more Belvoir’s involvement with Uganda began twelve years ago through the efforts of Jane, who at that time was not a Rotarian, but who later joined V.o.B Club after attracting their support. In fact, around about that time she also visited our club.
more The school has two sites, Appleton Gate for 3-4 year olds and London Road for 14-18 year olds.
more Chesterfield Rotary Club had lost 40% of its members, had an average age of 75, only 6/7 were active members and found it extremely difficult to recruit new younger members. Therefore, they took the decision to try and form a satellite club.
more We were pleased to welcome our new District Governor, David, who came to give us his personal background and to expand upon his plans for Rotary throughout his year.
more On arrival we had simple Health and Safety talk and a fun test followed by a game which comprised of a large box of ‘Rubbish’ which we had to sort into Recycling ,Non Recycling ,Charity Shop Donation and Compost
more Constance Penswick Smith was born in 1878. She was the daughter of a Church of England priest and came to live in Coddington when she was twelve years old.
more All operational volunteers are trained to the highest standards and dedicate much of their free time to going on courses and attending exercise classes to maintain a good level of fitness.
more Ken Heathcote and Piper.
more The Fishtail Fund works in partnership with a similar trust operated by the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail.
more Stephen, as Chair of the Trustees, came to express a genuine message of thanks and appreciation to our all our Club members who, over many years, had supported the charity through transporting the mobile classroom to and from many schools.
more Many regard Leonardo as a prime example of the universal genius or Renaissance Man.
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