In today's programme we meet Julie Wixey, a deaf carer looking after hearing people with dementia.
For the past 2 years Julie has been working at Rivers Meadows, a residential care home in Kineton, Warwickshire and her deafness certainly hasn't stopped her making a real difference.
As a Deaf sign language user Julie is unique among the staff at River Meadows. She is able to communicate with hearing people with dementia through her use of body language and visual communication. And the residents just love her!
Now her dedication and commitment to her work have been acknowledged in her nomination for a 'Carer of the Year' award. ..
'See Hear' was there to find out and witness yet another surprise that was in store for Julie!
We also attend the first British Sign Language Islamic sermon to take place in a mosque outside
Sadaqat Ali first set up the Islamic Charity Al-Ishara in
Now he wants to see it help people in his home town of
'See Hear' joins Ishtiaq and Kerry Hussain and their family on the day of the first signed sermon at Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham to find out how they feel about this landmark event in British Muslim history, how it might be a turning point in their lives as practicing Muslims and whether the event was a success.
Signed sermon will now be held every Friday at Green Lane Mosque, 20 Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham B9 5DB.
If you are interested to find out more, please follow this link www.greenlanemasjid.org
Signed sermons also happen in London every Friday at the London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel alongside a range of Islamic courses.
5 million people in the
Zoe lost a major part of her hearing at the age of three and then, on a scuba diving trip at fourteen, she lost the rest what little hearing she had left. Then the tinnitus started...
Although Zoe has dealt with her tinnitus effectively for the last twelve years she's now embarking on a journey to discover if there may be any alternative options open to her.
She is giving acupuncture a go, finds out about conventional medical advice and visits a self help group to find out what fellow sufferers have to say about living with the condition.
For more information on any aspect of tinnitus, please follow this link www.tinnitus.org.uk