This page is regularly updated on COVID-19 related information.
GOING TO HOSPITAL DURING PANDEMIC
Our experiences of staying in hospital can be challenging due to hearing loss and there is no doubt going to hospital will be very different during the pandemic. This is especially the case for those arriving with COVID-19 symptoms and we have set out what you should expect to help you prepare for the event.
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European Cochlear Users Association has produced practical handouts to be taken to a hospital with basic instructions on using different processors. If you are a CI user, please visit their website http://eurociu.eu/
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION ( WHO) DISABILITY BRIEFING
In March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a pandemic, due to the speed and scale of transmission. WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Certain populations, such as those with disability, may be impacted more significantly by COVID-19. This impact can be mitigated if simple actions and protective measures are taken by key stakeholders.
NADP BRIEFING FOR FRONTLINE SERVICES
Coronavirus pandemic and deafened and hard of hearing people
The current coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak is an unprecedented situation and a major concern for healthcare authorities and citizens alike. Responses to this outbreak must be inclusive of all members of the public, persons with disabilities and include people who are deaf or hard of hearing. As the UK is preparing to deal with this unprecedented emergency, we must not forget persons with disabilities and vulnerable citizens in their need to access information, which is a fundamental right of every citizen. We must take steps now, to ensure deaf and hard of hearing people’s access needs are met in the government’s response to this threat.