Defeating Deafness, the charity which funds research into deafness,
has recruited Dan Tickle as communications officer. Tickle will develop
and oversee the communications strategy for fund-raising purposes and
promoting new advances in scientific research to raise the profile of
He will report to chief executive Vivienne Michael. He joins from the
National Deaf Children’s Society, where he worked as press and public
relations officer for the past year. Tickle replaces Cliff Docherty, who
left the charity in March to set up his own business.