According to a 2005 survey by the RNID which sampled over 20,000 participants, the UK is thought to include over 10 million individuals who are hearing impaired, of which over 6 million are thought to display the symptoms of age related hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss is a type of hearing disability also known as presbycusis in which moderate demise of the inner ear hair cells leads to a growing difficulty in hearing certain frequencies.
In our quest to help more disabled people help themselves and have an easier and more fun life we had an interesting few months.
The Disability Advice Twitter account (@DisabledAdvice) has exceeded 1400 followers which is an increase of 500 followers in just over 2 months and the Facebook page is starting to get more and more followers.
I have temporarily stopped users adding new support service entries to the website as a result of the support services section being misused on Friday evening. I have also had to stop users adding links to entries for the same reason. I will be reviewing the operation of the support section of the website with aim of improving the website and making it more robust. The user in question will be contacted and may be blocked.
As with many people at this time of year I'm starting to get back into training at the gym. For me however the training is not just to get fit but part of my on going mobility training.
Although I had managed to keep going to the gym consistently over Christmas more recently ill health and the cold damp weather have taken their toll on my mobility and it's only in the last week that I've started to get more mobile and managed to complete a full workout. As we get into the spring it should start to get easier train properly and my mobility will improve.