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Blog: How our audiology clinic is making communication easier

By Frazer Paterson Audiologist, Almond Hearing  Audiologist Frazer Paterson shares how his private audiology clinic in Scotland has adapted to barriers presented by the Coronavirus pandemic and sought to make communication easier for his clients who rely on lipreading. Hands. Face. Space.  Three words we are all reminded of regularly as the UK Government advice […]

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 […]

Views sought on communication experiences during COVID-19

Update: This survey has now closed. The University of Essex (UoE) is working in collaboration with University College London (UCL) to explore the communication experiences of deaf people, and those who have hearing loss, during the Coronavirus pandemic. The key areas they are researching include: Do face masks / coverings make communication difficult? Have you […]

10% off our range of communication cards

Communication cardsPlease note: This offer has now ended. This month (January) over at the Hearing Link shop, there’s 10& off our range of awareness cards. There are five to choose from, these include: Credit card-sized: ‘I have hearing loss’ or ‘I’m a lipreader’ card ‘I have a hearing loss’ lanyard card ‘I have a hearing loss’ […]

Read my lips

By Kate Bohdanowicz When I tell people I’m a lipspeaker, they invariably assume I mean lipreader, and go on to ask if I’m working for the police on an undercover operation. The truth is possibly less eyebrow raising, but highly essential – my job is to provide support for deaf people who communicate through lipreading. […]

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 […]

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