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The Na­tional Foun­da­tion for the Deaf chief ex­ec­u­tive Louise Car­roll is chal­leng­ing the com­mu­nity to join this year’s

Deaf Silent Lead­er­ship Chal­lenge. ‘‘We’re ask­ing cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity lead­ers to ex­pe­ri­ence what it’s like to have a hear­ing loss, for just an hour,’’ she says. Car­roll, whose hear­ing loss is a re­sult of an in­jury, has been sig­nif­i­cantly helped by wear­ing hear­ing aids. She says hear­ing loss is an in­vis­i­ble dis­abil­ity. The event will see par­tic­i­pants tackle three com­mu­ni­ca­tion chal­lenges at work and one at home while wear­ing bright yel­low hear­ing pro­tec­tors to sim­u­late deaf­ness on Au­gust 5. Reg­is­ter on­line at silentlead­er­shipchal­lenge.com or call 0800 867 446.

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