Janine Roebuck’s story

Despite being profoundly deaf, I’ve had a successful 30-year career as a soloistWhen I was 18 I found out that I had a hereditary, progressive hearing loss. I was told that I would never be able to fulfill my dreams of becoming an opera singer, but I refused to accept this ‘deaf’ sentence.

“Despite being profoundly deaf, I’ve had a successful 30-year career as a soloist – captivating audiences, receiving standing ovations and winning prestigious awards.”


Deaf Awareness Week 2016

I Definitely CanThis year Action on Hearing Loss is tearing up society’s assumptions about people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

They are turning the spotlight on the incredible things they CAN do. With your help, and busting the myths and accentuating the positive during daily discussions.

Tell them your story

They are determined to realise a society that is truly deaf aware. Communicating people’s stories is helping us get there.

That’s why they would love you to tell them – and the wider world – about your personal experience of deafness or hearing loss, whether it’s yours or that of a friend or relative.

If you would like to help raise awareness through sharing your experiences, please tell them your story

Action on Hearing Loss www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/get-involved/deaf-awareness-week.aspx