New study: hearing aid use linked to slower decline in thinking skills

Hearing aidsA new study has found that hearing loss increases the risk of a precursor to dementia called mild cognitive impairment – but this increased risk is not present in people who wear hearing aids.   The study – which was co-funded by Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) – investigated the risk of cognitively healthy people developing […]

Research shows Brits unaware of hearing loss comorbidities

mental healthLess than a third of people in the UK (29%) know about common comorbidities with hearing loss. In a recent survey of 2000 UK adults, commissioned by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), consumers were questioned about their awareness of the co-existence of hearing loss and other diseases such as dementia, depression, cardiovascular […]

Experts raise awareness of link between dementia & hearing loss

A cross-sector summit has taken place bringing together experts to discuss the connection between hearing loss as a risk factor in developing dementia. The event was convened by the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) at the Royal College of Practitioners in London. It was attended by BIHIMA Chairman Paul Surridge, The Ear […]

British Society of Audiology conference date announced

Men and women seated around a conference table using an FM system (Courtesy of Phonak)The 2019 British Society of Audiology (BSA) conference is set to take place on Wednesday 5th June. The BSA Annual Conference continues to be the leading UK scientific forum to bring together clinicians and researchers who have an interest in hearing, tinnitus and balance. The event promises to offer delegates the latest in audiology research, […]