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Blog: Amy Morton – Living with hearing loss

By Amy Morton My name is Amy Morton. I am married and have two children aged 8 and 6, I’m a Holistic Therapist by trade. I have had a hearing loss from birth due to a virus my mum had whilst pregnant with me. The virus caused my nerves to be damaged, so unfortunately, all […]

Blog: The Other Side of the Hearing Loss Story

Interview with Audiologist, Dr. Raj Sharma By Carly Sygrove I am always interested in talking to people with different types of hearing loss, to learn about their lives and to tell their stories. Yet, I have rarely thought about the other side of these stories—the narratives of the hearing healthcare professionals such as ENTs and […]

Video service for deaf claimants extended to all DWP helplines

Deaf claimants and those with hearing loss can now access British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters across all Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) helplines and services. The Video Relay Service, rolled out for Universal Credit in April, has been extended to all its 62 benefit-related lines and services. The Video Relay Service allows users to […]

Review: Freeview’s accessible TV guide

Couple watching televisionEarlier this month, Freeview rolled out the UK’s first Accessible TV Guide in a bid to make its service accessible to everyone. If you have a sensory impairment or would simply prefer to use a larger, easier to use talking TV guide – this is for you. It is designed to help viewers discover and […]

Survey: Has the pandemic affected your access to speech and language therapy?

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the UK-wide lockdown (March-June 2020), has affected people’s access to speech and language therapy. To understand the issue better, and so we can all work together to advocate for the speech and language therapy that people […]

Pandemic paves the way for increased use of integrated hearing tech

The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), predicts an increase in the use of hearing technology due to Coronavirus pandemic. It suggests that older people in particular will increase in their use of hearing technology and its integration with smart phones and tablets. More than 70% of people over the age of 70 live […]

New products to support hearing aid users 

We are delighted to have teamed up with Rayovac, a world leading manufacturer with over 80 years of experience, to add a new range of products to our online shop. Rayovac Extra Advanced long-lasting hearing aid batteries and accessories will help hearing aid users to keep their hearing aid in good working order to ensure they are getting the […]

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