My name is Julie Mather. It has been my privilege to work as a teacher of the deaf in Nottinghamshire for forty years now and I have also been lucky enough to work for The Ear Foundation for a number of years in a variety of different roles.
Easy and fluent communication is something most of us take for granted. Cochlear implants and digital hearing aids have brought great benefits to lots of deaf people but there are still many, often unseen, challenges associated with deafness.
I am delighted to become a trustee of the new charity, Hear Together. The team is composed of incredibly knowledgeable, creative, and positive people who, I know, will make a real difference in helping deaf people to connect with each other and live well with hearing loss. I look forward to supporting this team and seeing the difference that I know they will make.