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New lipreading classes for Northern Ireland

A new set of lipreading classes are set to start in Northern Ireland this Spring. Organised by the Banbridge Lipreading Group, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, they will take place on the following dates and locations: – Banbridge Tesco Outlet Centre, Bridgewater Retail Park, Bt32 4LF, Thurs 15th March to 24th May […]

Meetings missing the mark for people with hearing loss

New survey research suggests that poor hearing conditions are making meetings and events inaccessible for people who have hearing loss. The findings also show that the difficulties experienced are ordinary in their nature and can, in many instances, be fixed for little or no cost. The research, carried our by Ideas for Ears in November […]

Tinnitus Awareness Week 5th-11th February

Today marks the start of Tinnitus Awareness Week.   Organised by the British Tinnitus Association, the 5th-11th, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of a condition that affects 1 in 10 people in the UK.   To find out more about the week visit: https://www.tinnitusweek.com/    There are also a number of events taking place across the UK.  To find […]

European study on accessible television

An international survey on accessible television in Europe is being carried out at the University of Seville (Spain). The brief survey aims to find out the opinion of the users of the subtitling, audio description and sign language services on the BBC. All answers will remain totally anonymous. If you have any questions about the survey, […]

London Tube travel could be damaging passenger hearing

The BBC is reporting that travelling regularly via London Underground may be damaging to your hearing. Parts of the underground are said to be so loud that they are equivalent to “being at a rock concert”. Certain sections of journeys reached as loud as 109 decibels; louder than a helicopter take off close by. The […]

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