07.05.2009

Deaf teenager suggests contact lens solution

Deaf teenager suggests contact lens solution

By Adrian Galbreth

A deaf teenager has conceived of an idea for a contact lens for the hearing-impaired.

Helen Thomas was asked by Deafness Research UK for ideas about how technology could work in years to come to help people with hearing problems, Plymouth newspaper the Herald reports.

She suggested contact lenses or glasses which could display subtitles.

Helen was speaking at the House of Commons, where she received a prize for the charity"s It"s My Future competition.

Malcolm Bruce MP, who chairs the all-party parliamentary group on deafness, hosted the ceremony, which presented awards to young deaf people.

Earlier this week. It was reported that a blind man will fly an aircraft to raise money for charity.

Colin MacArthur will control a Britten-Norman Islander craft, departing from the Isle of Wight, in order to raise funds for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Fighting Blindness.

He lost his sight 22 years ago as a result of RP.

by Alexa Kaczka


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