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Debenhams and Action on Hearing Loss team up to promote deaf awareness with face masks on mannequins, challenging the public to ‘read their lips’

Action on Hearing Loss, the UK’s leading charity for those affected by deafness or hearing loss, has teamed up with Debenhams during National Lipreading Week (14-21 September) to highlight the need for retailers and the general public to be more deaf aware. The charity has placed face masks on mannequins in Debenhams’ flagship store windows on Oxford Street alongside ‘live’ mannequins. The face masks carry the slogan “Read my lips #BeDeafAware” to highlight the communication barriers of face coverings for...

Harriet Oppenheimer appointed as new Deputy Chief Executive for Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss, the UK’s leading charity supporting people with deafness and hearing loss, has appointed Harriet Oppenheimer as its new Deputy Chief Executive. Harriet has spent the majority of her career at PA Consulting, a global technology, innovation and transformation firm, and has been a partner there for over 10 years. She has worked with many different clients, helping them shape and lead change programmes across a range of industries including health, defence and security, transport and central...