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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:18

Knowledge but Frustration

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The main aim of the Molly Watt Trust has always been to raise awareness of Usher Syndrome and we continue to do this in as many ways as we can.

Molly continues to raise awareness with her keynote presentations and motivational speaking as often as she is able and to as many people as she can reach, all different ages in all different walks of life.

Our guest bloggers also raise awareness by sharing their personal experiences which is a huge help.

The smallest bit of awareness can help somebody's daily challenges hugely.

If you have an experience you'd like to share please contact us

Most of you will be aware of Molly's recent blog about her apple watch which was seen by over 200,000 people in a month, the awareness from this one blog created a very healthy interest in Usher Syndrome and it's many challenges, particularly from the world of technology which is very encouraging moving forward with accessibility.

The blog showed how all sorts of new technology can enhance the lives of people living with the condition.

A most generous offer from GN ReSound UK Ltd to allow her to try their new smart aids, compatible with Apple iPhone but even more exciting and exclusively, at this time, compatible with the new Apple Watch.

Of course experiencing this new technology has been fantastic for her but as important is her feedback and her thoughts relayed to both the company and to other hearing aid users and particularly those with Usher Syndrome.

The result of this is that Molly produced a further and much more detailed blog (My Eyes, my ears, my Apple Watch) which can be viewed at www.mollywatt.com which again pointed out the importance of up to date technology and how it has enhanced her life and continues to do so.

Whilst this is fantastic it also makes it crystal clear that people with Usher Syndrome and hearing aids could hugely benefit from the very best technology just like those who need and rightly get cochlear implants.

Research into new and useful technology is exciting so whilst we wait for science to catch up thankfully there are things that can make a difference to everyday life, the most frustrating part is funding it!

If you can help in any way please contact us.

In the meantime we will continue our work raising awareness and funds as best we can to purchase smaller pieces or equipment to enhance daily life.

  

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