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Charity set to undertake one of the UK's biggest loop audits

Hearing Link and its army of volunteers are to undertake one of the biggest audits of hearing loops in the UK later this year.

Beethoven's deafness was 'caused by a faulty gene'

It is well-documented that Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world's most renowned composers, was plagued by hearing problems. The pianist, famous for his nine symphonies and five concertos for the piano, and 16 string quartets, suffered a severe form of tinnitus from the age of 31.

People with hearing loss in Leeds 'failed' by NHS hearing aid review

In January Leeds patients were waiting 11 to 13 weeks to have hearing aids fitted. Hearing loss can lead to isolation and dementia if left untreated.

Drugs for hearing loss 'could be on the market by 2020'

The first drugs to treat hearing conditions such as tinnitus could be available in the next five years, according to a new report. The charity Action on Hearing Loss said that medication could be ready by 2020 with five drugs already in the final stages of clinical testing and a further 13 in the early stages of clinical development.

Risk for sudden deafness higher among patients with osteoporosis

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss development is increased among people diagnosed with osteoporosis, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Some people are more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others

In a new genome-wide association study, an international team led by Keck Medicine of USC neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others.

Hearing aids may slow cognitive decline tied to hearing loss

Hearing aids may lessen the forgetfulness and mental confusion tied to moderate to severe hearing loss, suggests a new study. “This study is important because it focuses on a risk factor that is amenable to intervention in later life and could potentially postpone cognitive decline,” said Jennifer Deal, the study’s lead author from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Drugs for hearing loss 'could be on the market by 2020'

The first drugs to treat hearing conditions such as tinnitus could be available in the next five years, according to a new report.

BBC1 gameshow Pointless is on the lookout for contestants to join its new series.

Nationwide auditions are taking place from now and until June. Show producers Remarkable Games are appealing for general knowledge enthusiasts of all backgrounds to get in touch!

Deaf sector pulls together ahead of general election

Organisations concerned with deafness and hearing loss will be working collectively to influence the next government following agreement of a statement of common purpose.

News uk - Disabled Delegates At Risk

Conference delegates with disabilities could die because UK venues are not taking their safety seriously. That’s the stark warning from an expert in compliance with disability legislation.

New Report On Choice In NHS Adult Hearing Services In England

The health services sector regulator for England, Monitor, published a new report on choice in NHS Adult Hearing Services in England this month. Read the full report.

Patient with hearing loss gives communication advice in respected medical journal

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

The Real Cost Of Refusing People Hearing Aids

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

Participants Wanted For Phonak Research in London and New York

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

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.

Walks & Talks for lipreaders in London

Programme of walks in and around London 2015. With lipspeaking support provided by NRCPD Registered Lipspeakers Lynne Dubin and Sara Scanlon. Contact Lynne and Sara at lynnedubin16@gmail.com  or SMS 07890 103 777 to book and for further information.

  • January 18, Luxury Knightsbridge and the V&A 
  • March 22,  Smithfield and Blackfriars Walk
  • May 17,  Holland Park Walk
  • July 19 St Pancras and Kings Cross - More than Stations
  • September 20,  Roman London
  • November 22,  Bloomsbury Women


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