I used to help people with hearing issues to apply for Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance, whilst working for the D/deaf charity deafPLUS*. The government is seeking shirkers, but I only found three in a 100+ people.
I have also had a company, Aqual Limited, in hearing. Trading names were variously Deaf Wellbeing, (mostly women), Hard-of-Hearing Community (with an unwanted discussion forum) and Hearing Market (mostly men). Aqual was dissolved in June 2013 and I took a sabbatical.
“Life happens while you’re making future plans.” John Lennon
I am now back to writing a book on hearing and blogging, which is where my heart is. It took a long time to find that out. Enjoy the posts and feel free to comment if you like.
*These days deafPLUS concentrates on profoundly deaf people, yet while I was there, it accommodated those with hearing loss as well. Last year it had a Leadership Course for profoundly deaf people. Adding a Sign Interpreter for a hearing-assisted person was not in their funding and thereby not to be considered.