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Lipreading classes – a lifeline to people with hearing loss in lockdown and beyond

By Lorraine Braggins Everyone felt cut off from friends and family during lockdown. But for those with hearing loss, feeling isolated can be a daily occurrence even in normal times. Losing your hearing can have a drastic effect on every day communication with family, friends, colleagues and people you encounter out and about in daily […]

Lipreading teachers celebrate being the first to train completely online

A group of trainee lipreading teachers have celebrated becoming the first ever to complete their teacher training fully online. The trainees at City Lit in London started the course in October last year via Zoom due to Coronavirus restrictions affecting the way the course has been delivered. Trainers Fiona Pickett and Lorraine Braggins adapted the […]

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 products added to the Hearing Link Shop

A new range of products have been added to the Hearing Link Shop to support people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Clear Expression face coverings to our choice of accessible coverings. These disposable alternatives have a transparent window to help support communication with those who rely on lipreading. Each pack contains five coverings […]

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 […]

Scotland: Share your views on COVID-19 restrictions

Please note: This survey has now closed. During the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions and guidance has been introduced to limit the spread of the virus. These important restrictions have changed the way we shop, travel, work and socialise. Evidence shows that some people are finding it difficult to follow the restrictions completely for a range of […]

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 […]

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