Women Today listen again: Pioneering technology for those with hearing loss, Tony the Tiger and twins...

On Women Today this afternoon Beth and Christy were joined by Ian and Lucy Buxton who are directors of the Manx Deaf Society.  

They were talking about some pioneering technology which is being trialled on the Island, that could change the lives of those living with hearing loss.  The Goshawk Mobile phone system is software which customises the sound quality of mobile phone calls to suit the specific hearing impairment of the individual using the service.  They are still looking for people for people to try it out, so if you're interested you can email Sally Shaw at mailto:sally.shaw@ideasforears.org.uk or call her on 077395814059.  You could also email Ian at mailto:ian.buxton@goshawk-communications.com

We also caught up with 13 year old Ballakermeen Student Jake Hodgson.  When we spoke to him, he was 10 hours into a 100-mile coastal walk around the Isle of Man in memory of his Grandad who died when he was just four.  Jake wants to help other young people who experience loss, so he's raising money for Rebecca House.  If you would like to sponsor him you can visit the Just Giving page. He's walking with Dad Craig and Parish Walk star Robbie Callister and they'll be camping out tonight, as there'll be another early start tomorrow. 

Also today we talked about whether or not Tony the Tiger will be sacked after a group of UK MPs have said cartoon characters should not be used in advertising to try and deal with the obesity crisis, we discussed whether twins should be taught together or separately at school and is the word "frizzy" a compliment when it's used to describe your hair?

It is also your last chance to vote for your favourite video in the Cut Films competition.  It's an initiative funded by the Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association along with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.  Isle of Man school children have put together films with an anti-smoking message and you can vote for your favourite here.  Voting closes tomorrow (June 1st).

We'll be back on Friday just after 2pm, if you missed today's show listen back here.