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Leisure: Deaf Lounge opens for both deaf and hearing people

September 5th, 2013

Leisure: Deaf Lounge opens for both deaf and hearing people

A new bar for deaf people comes complete with staff that can sign and a sound system which lets people feel the vibrations of the music.

Paul Cripps, of Edmonton, has been deaf since birth and is the co-owner of the Deaf Lounge, in north London, which opened recently.

The 31-year-old and his business partner Domani Peir have been running deaf social clubs and deaf raves for the past seven years around north and east London. They decided to start the bar after Mr Cripps had problems ordering drinks, talking to fellow clubbers and sometimes even getting into clubs.

The Deaf Lounge has bright lights which allow deaf people to see better, a sound system which allows the music to be felt through vibrations and even have a pool table.

It hosts various deaf clubs such as those from Tottenham and Archway, and offers British Sign Language (BSL) classes for those who wish to learn.

For further information, visit the Haringey Independent website

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