THE Audiology Department at Furness General Hospital is holding a children’s deaf services open day in Barrow.

The event aims to introduce families and children to services which are available to them around the Furness area including Cumbria Deaf Association and Deaf Role Models.

Michelle Johnson, 37, a highly specialised audiologist at Furness General Hospital, said: “We want people to know these sort of services are available and they provide vital support. The services we have coming on the day are massively essential to people with hearing difficulties or deafness.”

The event will be held at the Cumbria Deaf Association in Duke Street, Barrow on September 20 from 3pm and is open to deaf or hard of hearing families as well as professionals involved with them.