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Phone calls are causing frustration and stress

People with hearing loss want to be able to make and receive phone calls more easily than they are currently able to, according to new survey research. More than 1,100 people, aged 18 to 80 plus, answered questions about their experiences of making and receiving phone calls.  60% of all respondents were hearing aid users, […]

Deafness affects partners too, new research finds

Research by the University of Nottingham has found that partners of people who have lost their hearing experience frustration, anger and upset. The research team reviewed 78 studies about the impact of deafness and those closest to them. Partners reported becoming socially isolated and exhausted. Read the full story on the Daily Mail website: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4953766/Partners-people-going-deaf-endure-frustration.html#ixzz4v61XtPMN

UK employers encouraged to join Disability Confident scheme

UK FTSE 100 employers are being encouraged to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme by the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, Penny Mordaunt. Twenty-one FTSE 100 companies have already signed up so far, including Marks & Spencer, BT and Royal Mail. This week, construction recruitment specialist TBT Recruitment became the 5,000th organisation […]

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