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Musical event raises money for deaf charity

A musical concert held at the Voice Box in Derby on Friday 18th November has raised over £450 for the Ear Foundation, a charity which brought the hearing technology of cochlear implants to the UK for children back in 1989.

PRLog - Nov. 29, 2011 - DIDCOT, U.K. -- The event was organised by Jane and Neil Millensted, whose son, Jeremy (aged 25), is profoundly deaf and received a cochlear implant when he was 13, to help him to hear.

The audience were treated to an evening of light classical music for all ages played by adults and children from the local area, including profoundly deaf and hearing impaired cochlear implant and BAHA users performing solo’s, duets from piano, flute and violin.  The programme included pieces from Tchaikovsky and Mozart, to Hedwig’s theme from the Harry Potter film.  

Today, the majority of profoundly deaf children receive cochlear implants through the NHS services, however, children and adults need a great deal of additional help to enable them to use this technology to its full potential.  


For further information please contact: Lorna Lord or Jo Collinson, The Ear Foundation: email: Lorna@earfoundation.org.uk or Jo@earfoundation.org.uk. Tel: 0115 942 1985.

Caption:  Pictured is 15 year old Megan Johnson, who has a BAHA and played Circus Pony, composed by Stephen Dodgson.


•   Cochlear implantation provides useful hearing for those too deaf to benefit from conventional hearing aids. About 370 such children are born each year in the England, and another 100 each year become deaf early in life and need an implant.

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