TV Soap Tackles Issue of Childhood Deafness

River City, a Scottish Soap opera on BBC1 Scotland, is tackling the issue of childhood deafness.

The storyline centres on one of the key characters’ son, who has been diagnosed with a unilateral hearing loss by the local GP. The show dramatises the family tensions that can arise around a diagnosis of deafness in typical soap opera style.

We welcome the awareness this storyline will raise and hope it will cause many people to question and challenge stereotypes.

More information about River City can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006p2xl

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