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MED-EL offers music grant to hearing implant users

MED-EL offers music grant to hearing implant usersHearing implant company MED-EL is offering the chance for hearing implant users to learn to play a musical instrument or to take up singing lessons. The annual music grant will provide two lucky MED-EL hearing implant users the chance to own and learn to play a musical instrument of their choice or take up singing […]

Hearing Link volunteer named Heather Jackson Award recipient 2019

Hearing Link volunteer John Newton has been named recipient of the 2019 Heather Jackson AwardHearing Link volunteer John Newton has been named this year’s recipient of the Heather Jackson Award. The award is presented annually, and jointly, by the National Association of Deafened People (NADP), Signature, and Hearing Link, to a person who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunity of deafened people. It has been […]

Blog: Volunteering at the Audiology Drop-In Centre at Manchester Royal Infirmary

John Newton writes about volunteering in the audiology centre at Manchester Royal InfirmaryThoughts, insights and experiences By John Newton, Hearing Link volunteer Not long ago at the audiology clinic in Manchester I met a charming teenage girl with cochlear implants which had been implanted when she was a baby. She was accompanied by her mum, and was looking for help with using her smart phone. I was […]

More people to access cochlear implants after criteria expansion

More people to access cochlear implants after criteria expansionMany more people across England and Wales with hearing loss will now be able to access the benefits of a cochlear implant. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has announced that it will expand the criteria that health professionals use when determining who is eligible for a cochlear implant within the NHS. […]

25th February 2019 – International Cochlear Implant Day

25th February 2019 - International Cochlear Implant DayToday (25th February) is International Cochlear Implant Day which aims to raise awareness of cochlear implants across the world. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who has a severe or profound hearing loss. It does not cure deafness or hearing impairment, but is […]

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