Wednesday 20 August at 08:30

Nine-year-old Kieran Sorkin, who born deaf with just small lobes where his ears should have been, has had a pair created from the cartilage of his own ribs.

Experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London performed a seven-hour operation this month (August) to create a pair of ears and grafted them to his head.
While the latest procedure was primarily cosmetic, thanks to

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Wednesday 20 August

‘Music for the Senses’ a classical and contemporary music concert by deafblind musicians Russ Palmer and Mark Pampel in support of Sense, the national deafblind charity will take place at the Cecil Sharp House on 13 September.

The double bill will start with Mark Pampel’s piano performance including his own classical compositions. Mark is influenced by composers like Schubert,

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