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Six NHS Trusts Will Provide Fewer Hearing Aids

Millions of people who struggle to hear properly face rationing of hearing aids on the NHS, it emerged last night.

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.

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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.

Link to survey.

Purchase inspiring artwork - and support Hearing Link

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.

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Survey on World Health Organisation (WHO) categories for hearing disability

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.


Newcastle University Scientists Awarded Funding To Find Tinnitus Treatment

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

Communication needs are becoming increasingly diverse

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Nominate your Audiologist of the year

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.

Walks and talks for lipreaders

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


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