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Hearing loss charity invites nominations for 2012 awards

07 Mar 2012

A Durham-based communication charity for the deaf is on the lookout for the UK's best communicators as it prepares to launch its fourth annual awards.


The 2012 Signature Awards, which come during the charity's 30th year, recognise people who have made outstanding contributions to improving the lives of people with hearing loss.

Categories include the Teacher, Learner, Community Spirit and Communication Professional of the Year, as well as the Joseph Maitland Robinson Award for Outstanding Contribution. Jim Edwards, chief executive of Signature, which provides accredited language qualifications, said: "The 2012 awards will be an extra special event for Signature as we celebrate our 30th year, so as well as honouring the outstanding work of today, we will also be commemorating the progress of deaf communications over the past three decades."

Nominations for the awards will be open until May 2nd, with the shortlisted nominees to be announced on May 16th. The regional winners will finally be unveiled on June 13th, before progressing to the national finals later this year.

Signature began life as the Council for Advancement of Communication in 1982, and has since developed qualifications and established professional registers for people who work as communicators for deaf and blind people.

If you think you may have a hearing loss why not take our online hearing check questionnaire or make an appointment to have a free hearing test at your nearest Amplifon branch.

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