More good news! SL First magazine have written an article about our Deaf health report, Sick Of It.
SL First is a free Deaf and hard of hearing lifestyle magazine based in the UK with over 1,000 Facebook fans and 2,000 Twitter followers.
Their article raises awareness about the communication issues Deaf people face when trying to get medical attention. It explains how Deaf people are twice as likely to have undiagnosed high blood pressure compared to the rest of the population, and more than half of Deaf people with heart disease and diabetes are not being treated properly because of communication barriers.
SL First explain how difficult it is for Deaf patients to access medical care. For example, Deaf patients miss appointments because doctors call their name out in the waiting room, and patients do not understand information doctors give them because interpreters are not booked.
You can read the full article here: SL First Magazine.