See Hear, the BBC television magazine programme for deaf people, broadcast a feature last week looking at the history and achievements of Action on Hearing Loss / RNID / NID / The National Bureau for Promoting the General Welfare of the Deaf, over the 100 years of the organisation’s existence.
The desire of the new Bureau to ‘become the centre of a library on deafness, and the storehouse of current literature on the subject’ was set down at the first meeting in 1911, making the library one of the oldest departments of Action on Hearing Loss. In partnership with UCL Library Services the Library is both a successful outcome of, and is still in pursuit of, that 100 year-old goal.
The Library provides one of the settings for the See Hear feature. Click here to see the programme on the BBC iPlayer. It will be available for 3 months after today.