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Lipreading classes in Northamptonshire

New lipreading classes starting in 2016.

NRCPD seeks statutory regulation

The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) has announced its intention to seek statutory regulation of communication and language professionals.

Scottish Council on Deafness Annual General Meeting, 11 December, Glasgow

With speakers: Calum Irving, Chief Executive, Voluntary Action Scotland. ‘Devolution, Equality and the Future’; Alison Coyle, Hearing Link, SCoD History; Recognition of Alan MacDonald’s 40 years as Honorary Treasurer & celebrating the BSL(Scotland) Act. To confirm your attendance please contact admin@scod.org.uk

UK Deaf Sport

UK Deaf Sport launches new quality kite mark and accreditation scheme to improve deaf sport provision.

NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group makes U-turn on hearing aids

HEALTH bosses have performed a U-turn on plans to scrap free hearing aids for patients with minimal hearing loss.

Aston Hearing Services names Hearing Link its Charity of the Year

We are delighted to have been named 'Charity of the Year' by Buckinghamshire-based Aston Hearing Services.

Treatment of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL)

A new trial in Switzerland is about to enrol 255 patients suffering from acute severe to profound hearing loss within 72 hours from ISSNHL onset.

Hear 2 Work

Welcome to Hear 2 Work!  A new blog dedicated to helping people with hearing loss, manage day-to-day at work.

Richard Burn: Music-making for the deaf

A Birmingham researcher is exploring new ways to enhance the experience of deaf musicians with new visual and touch techniques. Richard Burn – currently studying a PhD in Music Technology at Birmingham City University’s Integra Lab – hopes his research will give deaf people a greater opportunity to express themselves and help enable them to create new works for both deaf and hearing audiences to enjoy.

SISG gets grant funding

S.I.S.G (Sensory Impaired Support Group) Charity based in Ayrshire have just received news that they have received 3 years grant funding of £286,400 from the Big Lottery for their new Development Project.  The name of the new project is “Improving Participation and Developing Coping Strategies for Older People with Sensory Disability”.

Deaf charities welcome Ofcom research into BT's text relay service

Deaf charities have welcomed Ofcom’s leatest research into a text relay service for people with hearing and/speech impairments.

Consultation on possible hearing aid cuts put on hold

Four clinical commissioning groups – Stafford and Surrounds, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula – have "paused" a consultation with the public on introducing elibility criteria for people suffering mild to moderate hearing loss.

Number of people suffering from hearing loss forecast to rise by 40%

Charity warns over cuts to hearing aid services as it forecasts that one in five of us will suffer hearing problems by 2035.

BT’s Next Generation Text (NGT) takes top spot in Disability Awards

BT’s Next Generation Text (NGT), a technology service for hearing or speech impaired people, has taken the top spot in the ‘Products & Services – Business to Consumer’ category at the Business Disability Forum’s Disability-smart Awards in London yesterday. The awards are given to organisations that exhibit leading practice within the world-leading Disability Standard.

People with hearing loss can help phone study

People with sensory hearing loss living on the Isle of Man are being invited by the Department of Health and Social Care’s audiology service to take part in a four-week trial to improve conversations when using a mobile phone.

Hearing Link Christmas cards & boogie boards for sale

Support Hearing Link by purchasing your Christmas cards and boogie boards from us. Thank you!

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