deafscotland February Newsletter

Please find below some highlights from the deafscotland Mid-February Newsletter.

Scottish Sensory and Equality Conference & Awards 2019 – Friday 15 March 2019

deafscotland are hosting our Scottish Sensory and Equality Conference next month on Friday 15 March 2019 in Glasgow at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central in Cambridge Street.

In partnership with Disability Equality Scotland (DES), the theme for the day will be “communication for all” and the workshops will be linked to inclusive communication.  We will have a speaker from STV to start the proceedings.

The theme this year is “Communication For All”. Their hashtag for Twitter: #CommunicationForAll

There will be a marketplace where members of the deaf sector will be available to answer your questions and share information. And we have 9 different workshops all on the topic of communication for all.

We do have some sponsorship packages available for the conference and awards. We also have very limited market stall spaces available. Please get in touch with us at

We have very limited space for marketplace stalls, so contact us now if you are interested.

Tickets are available on the website:

Our prices are as follows – Members: £79.00; Non-Members: £99.00 and Concession / Students: £49.50.

Hearing Awareness Week 2019 – Member’s Business Debate

As part of Hearing Awareness Week from Sunday 3 Saturday 9 March 2019, Alexander Stewart MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, motioned that the Parliament acknowledges World Hearing Day on Monday 4 March 2019 and Hearing Awareness Week.

This will be included in the Member’s Business Debate which will happen on Thursday 28 February at 12:45pm, this is being filmed and shown on BBC online and the Parliament’s TV channel.

Mental Health Programme 2019 – Launch

Following on from our work last year with Mental health for those affected by deafness. We will be launching our new Mental Health Programme on Friday 12 April 2019 in Dundee.  More information will be made available nearer to the time of the launch. For more information, please contact

Got some time to spare? deafscotland is looking for volunteers!

The new Virtual Museum project needs help!

You may be a BSL user, Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened or Hard of Hearing. We are interested in you…!  We are looking for people interested in:

BSL Presenting

Culture and arts


What would we like you to do?



Source objects for the museum

and language modification

We will provide you with any training you will need and support you in your role.

Interested? Email Stewart Campbell, Virtual Museum Project Worker at deafscotland: media@deafscotland.orgfor more information.

BSA Annual Conference 2019
Translating Research into Practice
Wednesday 5 June 2019
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

Register NOW at

We are pleased to announce that the British Society of Audiology Annual Conference, entitled Translating Research into Practice, will be taking place on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton.

The BSA Annual Conference continues to be the leading UK scientific forum to bring together clinicians and researchers who have an interest in hearing, tinnitus and balance.

This event promises to offer delegates the latest in audiology research, education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions.

This event is FREE for BSA members and only £45 for non-members.

 Programme Highlights

The theme of this year’s conference will focus on translational research including complex hearing loss, dementia, hearing aids and hearing implants. Delegates will get to explore how current research may fit into clinical practice within interactive sessions with today’s researchers in the field of audiology.

For more information and to register visit