Thursday 21 May at 08:55

For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language.

A team of six deaf artists and two hearing interpreters are performing at the semi-finals and the Grand Final.

Austrian broadcaster ORF said it was inspired by the victory of Conchita Wurst last year to make the contest even more inclusive.

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Thursday 21 May

When an expected 90,000 music fans attend Europe’s largest music festival, Rock Am Ring, in Mendig, Germany starting 5 June, along with three days of music they will receive a free set of Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) Laser Lite ear protectors so they can enjoy the festival without potentially damaging their hearing.


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The NSPCC is launching a video version of its successful Underwear Rule guidance today to help keep deaf

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Children who have been deaf for their entire lives are receiving the gift of hearing for the very first time

This is the fourth in a series of deaf awareness videos being released by Gloucestershire Deaf Association, this


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