FAQs - British Sign Language Interpretation

This page contains a British Sign Language interpretation of our Frequently Asked Questions about voice-hearing, which was launched as part of Whisperings Within. More information about this event, inner speech and voice hearing in deaf people can be found in this blog post. Our Frequently Asked Questions about voice-hearing are also available in English here.

 

What is the goal of Hearing the Voice? How important is it to carry out research on this subject? How many people are involved and from which fields of experience? What is your relationship to the Hearing Voices Movement, which views voice-hearing as a meaningful human experience? Who funds us? This short video includes a British Sign Language interpretation of our answers to these questions.
Typically, what do people hear when they hear voices? How often do people hear voices? Do people actually hear voices or is it a hallucination? What happens to people when they hear voices? Are the voices identifiable to them? Can they be people who are or were in their lives? Are voice-hearing experiences always auditory experiences? How many people in Britain hear voices? Which notable figures in history heard voices? This short video is a British Sign Language interpretation of our answers to these questions.

What disorders are hearing voices associated with? It is associated with schizophrenia but how accurate is this association? What about those people who hear voices but do not have a psychiatric diagnosis? What is their experience like? Can hearing voices be a positive thing? This short video is a British Sign Language interpretation of our answers to these questions.
What are the reasons for people hearing voices? What is the difference between someone hearing their own inner voice and hearing a different voice? Do we know what happens to the brain when someone is hearing a voice? This short video is a British Sign Language interpretations of our answers to these questions.

What kind of help is out there for people who hear voices? What advice would you give to them? What is the role of medication in helping people cope with distressing voices? This short video is a British Sign Language interpretation of our answers to these questions.

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