A schoolgirl from Stamford is to join hearing experts and celebrities at an interactive hearing exhibition later this month.
As previously reported in the Mercury, Bea Cadman, 12, was diagnosed with profound hearing loss when just a baby. But, thanks to a hi-tech hearing aid, a cochlear implant and language therapy delivered by national charity Auditory Verbal UK, Bea is today thriving in a mainstream school.
After impressing with a speech at a recent event at the House of Commons, Bea has been made an ambassador for Auditory Verbal UK, and will be a guest at HearClear Expo 2016, which is being held at The Marriott Hotel, in Peterborough, on Tuesday, July 19, between 10am and 5pm.
BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Johnnie Walker MBE and Mat Gilbert, vice president of the England Deaf Rugby Union and former number eight with the Worcester Warriors – who is the UK’s only profoundly deaf professional rugby union play–will be headlining on the day, discussing how they overcame their own hearing loss. Heart Radio breakfast presenter Kev Lawrence will be compering the day.
In addition, leading industry professional and clinical paediatric audiologist, Josephine Marriage PhD, will be presenting alongside Auditory Verbal UK.
Children, teens and adults are all being urged to go along and try out some of the latest gadgets and equipment supplied by top global manufacturers and suppliers of hearing equipment.
Many charities will be taking part, offering information and lifestyle advice. There will be an opportunity for visitors to have a free hearing test/ear check, and to win a stay at The George.
To book a free ticket, visit www.hearclearexpo.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 298 7265.