accessibility

The Top 5 Must-Have Accessories for Your Hearing Aid: part 2

Hearing aidsBy James A Grindlay In part 1 we covered wireless doorbells, hearing aid drying boxes and TV streamers. So… what are the top 2 options? Read on… 2. Wireless Microphone Ideal for on-the-go, a wireless mic makes everyday situations that much more manageable. These intuitive gadgets can be clipped on to your collar or tie […]

The Top 5 Must-Have Accessories for Your Hearing Aid: part 1

Hearing aidsBy James A Grindlay We all know that hearing aids vary wildly in their usefulness and consistency: some can be fantastic for years, and some are duds right out of the box. However, there’s always a chance to improve what they can offer, regardless of their performance. Why? Well, accessories of course! Whether it’s a […]

Deaf Awareness in the NHS: share your views

Make your views knownA research project at the University of Cambridge is seeking input from people with hearing loss, or parents/carers of people with hearing loss, about their NHS experiences. The study is being led by a group of patients and clinicians working to improve the way NHS staff work and communicate with people who have a hearing […]

Loops, captions, action! Making the movies better for people with hearing loss

Ann (on the right) and Margaret with Rehan from FilmhouseLong-time volunteers Ann Thallon and Margaret Canning both love a trip to the movies, and they’ve been in touch with a well-known Edinburgh cinema, the Filmhouse, discussing ways to enhance movie visits for people with hearing loss. Rehan Yousuf, Filmhouse’s Community Engagement Manager, is keen to help. The website already shows which films are captioned, […]

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 […]

Freeview’s accessible TV guide to make things simpler for viewers

A remote control in someone's handFreeview is rolling out its award-winning Accessible TV Guide which will make it simpler for viewers with accessibility needs to discover and find content more easily. Developed with insight from viewers, advocacy groups, and accessibility research agencies,  the Accessible TV Guide won Gold at this year’s Connected TV Awards. It is the first dedicated accessibility […]

Use of phone & video calls for delivering health, care & befriender services

A new video resource is now available to support managers, staff and volunteers who are using phone and video calls to deliver health, care and befriender services to older people, a high proportion of whom have hearing loss. The video by Ideas for Ears is highly practical and looks at problems caused for those not easily […]

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