The mother of a boy from Wigan who was born deaf has set up a charity to help support other families with children who can't hear.
There are more than 45 thousand deaf children in the UK and as part of Deaf awareness week the Wigan and Leigh Deaf Children's Society is offering advice on how to communicate with those hard of hearing.
Amy welch reports.
Lancashire police and East Lancashire Deaf Society have released a film aimed at helping deaf people avoid internet scams. It's after a number of the community were targeted by online fraudsters through social networking sites, and conned into handing over their savings.