Video conferencing vital for those with hearing issues

Technology is is helping to ease the vulnerability deaf people have been experiencing during the pandemic, a charity has said

Many deaf people in Scotland are more socially isolated now than before the coronavirus crisis because of the additional communications barriers forced on them by the lockdown.

And the chief officer of deafscotland – a leading organisation for deaf issues in Scotland – believes their problems would have been compounded had the use of video consulting in health and care services not been stepped up during the pandemic. […]