Friday 31 October at 09:30

A deaf robber who burst into a woman’s flat and used an interpreter to demand money has been jailed for 14 months.

Paul Coombs admitted forcing his way into Laura Fairweather’s Dundee home with two other men in tow.

One of the men acted as an interpreter for the 42-year-old, who also needed a sign language translator at Perth Sheriff Court.


In the news
Fri 24 October
Europe’s Audiologist of the Year 2014 is announced
Thu 23 October
Doncaster team return from world congress on mental health
Thu 23 October
DEAFvibe launch monthly Tinnitus Support Group
Wed 22 October
RAD officially launch Hate Incident Reporting Centre (HIRC)
Tue 21 October
Protein NT3 helps deaf to hear, says study
Tue 21 October
Stagetext announces new Chief Executive Nigel McCune

Thursday 30 October

Tinnitus in children is surprisingly common, and it can be very scary and confusing for them. Children struggling with their tinnitus have been at a disadvantage because of the lack of information targeted at them, to help them understand and cope with the condition.

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has now produced three leaflets to provide children with the information and

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