National Association of Deafened People
National Association of Deafened People

Our Trustees

Lidia Best
Chair
Born hearing, became deafened in 2008 and a year later received CI.
Her main area of interest is accessibility.
Lidia’s contributions were recognized and today she holds additional positions in UKCoD and Vice President of EFHOH.
Lidia is passionate about spreading knowledge of current affairs affecting deafened people; attending and speaking at many conferences.
Ruth Myers MBE
Vice - Chair
My hearing was affected by mumps at five years old. I managed in hearing schools and only started socialising with other deaf people when I met my late husband which led to involvement with the deaf community, particularly when broadcasters got the message that sound left deaf people high and dry. When telecommunications and broadcasting merged I spent many happy years liaising with the two industries in the hope of ensuring deaf people would have access to their services
David Wise
Hon Treasurer
David is hard of hearing since birth, is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has been Hon Treasurer of STAGETEXT for ten years.
Clare Hedley
Honorary Secretary
Clare was born hearing and started losing her hearing as a teenager.
She became a trustee to help deaf and deafened people get the information and support they need to live in the hearing world.
Simon Pearse
Trustee
Simon's hearing loss was first identified when he was 5. He made it through school and Uni without a hearing aid but accepted his fate in his mid 20s. He has been an avid user since. Simon was co-opted to TAG for broadcasting and became webmaster also responsible for social media. He joined the Exec of DAC (UKCoD) in mid 2014 and currently represents DAC in the NGTR steering board. Simon also represents Hearing Link TWG in the DTG Accessibility Group and OFCOMs CFC. Simon is a qualified Actuary.
Peter Crawshaw
Trustee
Peter became totally deaf 41 years ago at the age of 25 due to surgery on bilateral acoustic neuroma ( NF2 ). He continued his medical studies and spent 31 years as a Radiologist in South Cumbria. He has two children both of whom have NF2. After his retirement he became increasingly involved with charity work. As a member of C.Y.H.U. and LINK as well as a trustee of NADP he aims to use his experience of life as a deafened person to help others.
Katrina Williams
Trustee
Born with mild hearing loss, I grew up in Wales and have worked in hospitality for over 20 years here and abroad. I studied Art as a mature student and run art and craft workshops for community groups. I worked for 10 years as Advisor for RCT Deaf Job Club supporting deaf and hard of hearing to access college courses, voluntary and paid work. I enjoy art and craft markets and supporting hard of hearing to attend access events. Now I wear two hearing aids and live in London with my son.

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