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September 17, 2004

Listening Bus For The Deaf To Pay A Visit

From: Wrexham Evening Leader, UK - Sep 17, 2004

A PIONEERING roadshow for deaf children is coming to Flintshire.

The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) is giving deaf children the chance to climb on board the Listening Bus.
The vehicle carries unique mobile technology for youngsters who are deaf and will be stopping at Mold Alun on Friday, September 24.
As well as the latest equipment aids and information for children and families, there will also be the chance to meet experts from NDCS technology services.
Susan Daniels, NDCS chief executive, said: "Technology is transforming the lives of deaf children. Having grown up deaf myself, I know only too well how important it is to receive the right information and equipment, which can both educate and liberate.
"The Listening Bus brings the latest information and equipment directly to parents and children, giving them the opportunity to experience new and different kinds of technology practically on their own doorsteps."
Among the items on show are amplified phones, alarm clocks that flash or shake under pillows, special smoke alarms and vibrating pagers, loops and listening aids for TV or music. The bus, supported by HSBC, will be at Mold Alun from 10am to 4pm.

© 2004 North Wales Newspapers Ltd,