Actor John Barrowman goes Deaf for the Day
|Hearing actor, John Barrowman, took part in an experiment this week in conjunction with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, where moulds were fitted in his ears to reduce his hearing by 60%. A camera crew followed John around during the day. John quickly became tired, frustrated and withdrawn and relates to the challenges deaf and hard of hearing people face everyday. Later that day, John was introduced to Robyn, a Hearing Dog for Deaf People, and describes it as invaluable companionship.
John’s story was shown on ITV’s Good Morning show this week. You can see the video (which has sound and is subtitled) and can read his blog here: http://blog.hearingdogs.org.uk/deaf-for-the-day/