The Charity's Founders
"My wife and I founded Deafness Research UK because we knew that medical research would lead to a better life for deaf and hard of hearing people.
"After 25 years without sound, my own life has been transformed by a cochlear implant, which has enabled me to hear again. It seems like a miracle, but it's actually the result of many years of work by skilled researchers. We want others to benefit from research as I have done"
Sadly, Lady Ashley died in 2003. The Charity's Pauline Ashley Prize was established in her memory to enable the brightest and best young scientists in the field of hearing research to gain international research experience.
Lord Ashley died in April 2012. Our Chief Executive, Vivienne Michael, wrote this tribute. The Ashley family have set up a memorial site, for people to leave tributes and memories.