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Patient with hearing loss gives communication advice in respected medical journal
02/03/2015

Read Sarah Chapman's practical advice to medical professionals, published in the BMJ, on how to talk to people with hearing loss.

Useful products from BT
02/03/2015

Explore BT's newsletter for:

  • Latest Video Baby Monitor which is jam-packed with great features (including its touchscreen display and two-way talkback). This makes it an incredibly useful product for anyone in a caring role.
  • BT Big Button range of phones which are all brilliant at making calling so much easier.
  • BT want to make services as accessible as possible. So here's a chance to check out the free 195 directory enquiries and alternative format guides for anyone who needs a little extra help in finding numbers or reading our product guides.

Please visit BT's Including You>Connections newsletter.

The Real Cost Of Refusing People Hearing Aids
25/02/2015

Jackie Ashley on 'Britain's short-term health policy' on NHS hearing aids.

Participants Wanted For Phonak Research in London and New York
25/02/2015

Phonak are seeking hearing aid users in London (UK) and in New York City (USA) to participate in product improvement research studies.

National Sport and Physical Activity Survey
16/02/2015

UK Deaf Sport is committed to creating more opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people to exercise and play sport. To do this we need your help; we want to know about your views, experiences and attitudes towards sport and physical activity.

Link to survey.

Purchase inspiring artwork - and support Hearing Link
12/02/2015

Self taught visionary artist, Stephen Wise, is offering the opportunity to purchase his art works and make a donation to Hearing Link at the same time.

Browse these pages http://shop.hearinglink.org/art-28-c.asp

Buy Art Prints from leading Contemporary Artist Stephen E Wise - Artwork Title : Eye's rightBuy Art Prints from leading Contemporary Artist Stephen E Wise - Artwork Title : Spits aloftBuy Art Prints from leading Contemporary Artist Stephen E Wise - Artwork Title : Holey people

Lipspeaking survey
05/02/2015

A survey looking at the skills and requirements of people who use Lipspeakers or are a Lipspeaker themselves. Closing date: 22 February 2015.

http://www.signature.org.uk/news.php?news_id=534

Survey on World Health Organisation (WHO) categories for hearing disability
05/02/2015

The aim of the study is to explore how audiologists and adults who are hard of hearing interpret questions from a commonly used hearing handicap questionnaire in the context of categories related to hearing disability described by the WHO. Closing date: 31 May 2015.

http://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/hearingquestionaire2

Newcastle University Scientists Awarded Funding To Find Tinnitus Treatment
04/02/2015

Scientists at Newcastle University have been given £300,000 in funding to find a treatment for tinnitus.

Communication needs are becoming increasingly diverse
03/02/2015

The communication needs of people with a hearing loss in the UK are becoming more varied, according to recent research by The Ear Foundation and Signature.

Susanna Reid reveals her distress at 10-year battle with debilitating condition tinnitus
03/02/2015

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid speaking on Monday, explained: 'When I first started hearing it, which is probably abut 10 years ago, I became quite distressed that I would never hear silence again.'

New report: Tinnitus patients face 'postcode lottery' in getting key services in Wales
03/02/2015

Tinnitus sufferers in Wales may not be getting access to key services to help their condition, according to a new report.

Broadcasters may learn live news subtitling from UK
02/02/2015

Irish broadcasters may be invited to learn about subtitling live events such as news programmes from their UK counterparts following complaints from viewers who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Tackling Tinnitus
02/02/2015

For the past five years, shoe designer Scott Wills, 39, has suffered from tinnitus. ‘It started on a plane. I turned to lie on my side and a very loud, high-pitched sound developed in my right ear. It has gone on ever since, now mostly in the middle of my head.’

New Research Report Reveals Cuts To Audiology Across The UK
29/01/2015

A new report from UK Charity, Action on Hearing Loss, shows that hundreds of thousands of people will be affected by cuts in services being made by NHS audiology departments.

Ofcom says subtitles can make live TV 'unwatchable'
29/01/2015

TV viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing are being left baffled by subtitles, broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said.

Shropshire NHS Audiology Services Available At Town Centre Hub
28/01/2015

Audiologists from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are now able to carry out appointments at The Hub in the Riverside Mall in Shrewsbury.

Anger as hearing aids are rationed by the NHS
26/01/2015

The NHS has started to ration hearing aids for the deaf – with thousands of people being offered only one device when experts say they need two.

Great Western Hospitals Support Let's Loop Swindon with Hearing Loop Investment
26/01/2015

WITH around 50 hearing loops in the hospital, GWH has been highlighted by national charity Hearing Link as a flagship organisation in Swindon.

Health boards struggling with deaf and hearing loss demand
26/01/2015

Health boards across much of Wales are struggling to cope with the demand from people who are deaf or have hearing loss, a report has found.

Hearing loss-linked drug made safer
26/01/2015

A safer version of a potent antibiotic for serious infections that often causes hearing loss has been developed by scientists.

Duke Of Edinburgh Starts Using Phone Designed For Hard Of Hearing
26/01/2015

The 93-year-old royal has just started using a special mobile phone especially designed for people suffering from hearing loss, it can be revealed.

Tinnitus Clinical Study - volunteers needed
19/01/2015

The QUIET-1 study is a clinical study to determine whether or not a new test drug, AUT00063, can reduce symptoms of tinnitus in comparison to a placebo (dummy drug) after 4 weeks of treatment.

If you are ≥ 18 years old and have had continual tinnitus for more than 6 months but less than 18 months, and are otherwise healthy, you may be eligible to take part.

Plans To Ration Hearing Aids Dropped
16/01/2015

HEALTH chiefs have abandoned plans to ration people to only one hearing aid even though they have hearing loss in both ears.

New Mobile Service in Tiverton
16/01/2015

A SERVICE for people with sight and/or hearing loss described as “nothing short of brilliant”, will be arriving in Tiverton next week to help showcase new equipment and provide information.

Bid To Improve Disabled Access At Sports Stadiums
15/01/2015

The government is calling on disabled sports fans to share their experiences of viewing live sport at stadiums and sports grounds across Britain, in what it hopes will be the largest ever survey of its kind.

UK Council on Deafness welcomes changes to Access to Work
14/01/2015

The UK Council on Deafness has welcomed the Minister for Disabled People’s announcement of immediate changes to Access to Work.

Tony Long's partner's view blog shortlisted for National Blog Awards
14/01/2015

We are delighted to announce that Hearing Link blogger Tony Long has been shortlisted for the National Blog Awards 2015.

Nominate your Audiologist of the year
14/01/2015

The Audiologist of the Year competition, run in conjunction with Audio Infos and EHIMA, asks patients to  nominate hearing care specialists who go beyond their call of duty and put their patients and their patients` well-being as their main priority. The competition will close on July 10th 2015.

Can banging on a drum save your hearing?
14/01/2015
  • Research suggests learning to play any instrument, even the drums, helps.
  • Can improve hearing in noisy environments like parties and restaurants
  • Those who played an instrument were better at detecting sounds
20% of the UK population will suffer from hearing loss in 2031
14/01/2015
Hearing loss has for too long been ignored, overlooked and disregarded, a UK commission has found.
Participants wanted for Ménière’s disease clinical trial in Gloucestershire
07/01/2015

Hope is being offered to long term sufferers of Ménière’s disease in Gloucestershire thanks to a new clinical trial taking place in the county to help find a cure.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital are looking to recruit patients with Ménière’s disease for a national clinical trial testing a new treatment which may offer a cure for the condition.

Swindon stores urged to let in loops
07/01/2015

NEARLY two thirds of Swindon’s supermarkets have no hearing loops installed to support their hard-of-hearing customers.This is the key finding of an audit conducted by volunteers of Let’s Loop Swindon, an organisation dedicated to improving the provision of inductive hearing loops.

Walks and talks for lipreaders
05/01/2015

2015 programme of walks in and around London with lip speaking support.

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