P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:03:20       ————————————————————————————   EAVESDROPPING LED TO TINNITUS    Former Flying Squad officer Laura Dyer has won £175,792 f—lbges after her hearing was damaged by earpieces she used to eavesdrop on criminals. Mrs Dyer told the High Court that she was forced into early retirement because she developed tinnitus as a result of her surveillance work. Mr Justice Garland said the police should have known that the long periods of excess noise Mrs Dyer was exposed to were potentially harmful. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:07:52      —————————————————————————————  DETECTIVE SUES OVER EAR DAMAGE   Former detective Laura Dyer claimed that the Metropolitan Police were negligent and in breach of duty in exposing her to excessive noise. Mrs Dyer said the earphones she used often picked up extra noises like cars and trains. She claimed police should have taken steps to avoid the risks to which she was exposed. But the Metropolitan Police denied breach of duty or negligence and denied they were to blame for her condition. ——————————————————————————————————2/8— Telextext - Minicom 0171 386 3209 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:05:10       ————————————————————————————   MP ELECTED AS RNID TRUSTEE    Tom Levitt MP has been elected to RNID's Board of Trustees. Mr Levitt, who is the only MP who can use sign language, has worked with RNID on a number of campaigns and sponsored its parliamentary reception. Two others voted on to the board are Heather Fiskin, a deaf Customs and Excise manager, and Richard Eldridge, a retired educational audiologist who has held RNID's education portfolio for three years. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Deafview - Minicom 0171 296 8029 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:00:00       ————————————————————————————   AWARENESS FIRST FOR GLASGOW    Glasgow Health Board's first health promotion officer to specialise in deaf awareness was appointed this month. Michael Davis's role will be to liaise with the deaf community to make sure health services are more accessible as well as work with the medical profession to raise deaf awareness. He will work with an advisory group, involving deaf and hard of hearing support agencies, to identify areas of concern within the deaf community. ———————————————————————————————— 4/8 Deafview - Minicom 0171 296 8029 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:01:50       ————————————————————————————   CATRIN'S DEATH A SAD LOSS    Former RNID Trustee Catrin Williams has died after a short illness. Born and educated in South Wales, she played in important role in the setting up of RNID Cymru, was a member of the RNID Council of Management and joined the RNID Board of Trustees. She also served as Chairman of Wales Council for the Deaf. "Her outstanding contribution to RNID will always be a notable aspect of her commitment to deaf people," said RNID. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Deafview on the Web - www.rnid.co.uk Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:01:02       —————————————————————————————   WOMAN SURVIVES JUNGLE ORDEAL   A deaf woman has been found after spending two months lost in the jungle. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, 22, was severely malnourished when she was eventually found by her two brothers deep in the Vietnamese jungle. Nguyen, from nearby Yen Bai, survived her nightmare ordeal by eating leaves and drinking stream water. She did not regain consciousness until two days later and is now being treated in hospital. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Teletext - Minicom 0171 386 3209 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:02:00       —————————————————————————————   A MINUTE OF SILENCE    Award-winning American writer and director Harris W. Freeman has written and directed a new play about deafness. His play, A Minute Of Silence, features deaf actors including Paula Garfield and Caroline Parker. The production opened at the Gatehouse in Islington during Deaf Awareness Week. Ring Maria Balermpa on 0171 589 4311 (voice) or 0171 584 0760 (fax) for details. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Deafview on the Web - www.rnid.org.uk Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct30 21:02:04       ————————————————————————————   COMEDY HTHOUT BARRIERS    The Deaf Comedians, with Jerry Hanifin, appear at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, on November 2O, at 7.30pm. The lively comedy show includes a series of short sketches based on the lives and experiences of deaf people and deaf culture. Tickets: £7.50 (£6.50 concessions). Ring 01203 553055 for more details. —————————————————————————————————————— Editor: Tim Russell, Deafview,00:-23 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8SL. Tel:0171 296 8145. Fax: 0171 296 8021. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Deafview - Minicom 0171 296 8029 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles