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Lack of awareness that tinnitus is a sign of hearing loss

One in 12 audiologists (18%) say their patients are unaware tinnitus is linked to hearing loss. To mark Tinnitus Week (1 – 7 February 2021), The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (BIHIMA) questioned its research panel of UK audiologists on the subject of tinnitus awareness. 82% of the audiologists questioned stated their patients are […]

Blog: Please help people with sudden hearing loss

By Carly Sygrove Hi, I’m Carly. Four years ago when I was 34, I lost the hearing in my left ear. I wasn’t ill at the time and I had never had any problems with my ears. It was a normal day until all of a sudden, my head filled with pressure and a loud […]

New deafness awareness toolkit for GPs

An educational toolkit has been developed by the Royal College of GPs (RGCP) to support GPs in delivering care to patients with hearing loss. The kit was developed in collaboration with hearing loss charity RNID and NHS England & Improvement and sponsored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). It was created to […]

Hospital tests app to help deaf people communicate during pandemic

A Cambridge hospital is using a free speech-to-text app to help its medical team, who are deaf or have hearing loss, to communicate more easily with patients. Addenbrooke’s Hospital is trialling the LiveTranscribe and Sound Notifications app (LiveTranscribe) in the hope it will help team members to more easily follow and understand what a colleague […]

Survey: Consultation on Adult Disability Payment draft regulations – Scotland

The Scottish Government has opened a consultation on draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment (ADP) which will be replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Scotland. The consultation will remain open until 15th March 2021, and your views are being sought via an online survey. ADP is a significant milestone in the development of the Scottish […]

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