By John Newton, Hearing Link volunteer Although people who worked in noisy places have known since the beginnings of the industrial revolution that loud noises make you deaf, the effect wasn’t recognised “officially” in the UK until the 1970s, around the time that legislation about conditions in factories was also radically altered. The vital change […]
The Royal Academy of Arts in London is inviting hearing aid users to get in touch who can help them to test its new theatre. It recently opened the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre and is testing its new assistive listening systems to ensure its talks, films and other spoken word events are accessible for all. […]
In anticipation of our new ways of working with families and in communities, we have been delivering a series of volunteer training weekends throughout the autumn. Each event is addressing one broad area of activity for Hearing Link, including the following: personalised one-to-one support small group programmes volunteer leadership, team coordination and community engagement marketing, […]
Flicker Productions are looking for someone who is about to receive hearing loss treatment, to feature on the hit BBC One series, One Day That Changed My Life. The series follows people as they receive life-changing results. It shows the heart-warming moments as someone gets a medical all-clear, the results of a job interview, or wins […]
Starting from this autumn, the National Theatre in London will be offering D/deaf audience members the chance to book a pair of augmented reality glasses (or Smart Caption Glasses) which project subtitles onto the lenses. Initially the glasses will be on offer for Hadestown and War Horse, but the National plans to roll the glasses out for […]
A public event focusing on audiology is set to take place in Birmingham next week. On Monday 5th November between 9.30am and 4pm, Aston University will host the event run by Claire Wilkes, SENSE and Alzheimer UK. The programme will involve attendees speaking to students and other members of the public. It’s aim is to […]
Good Morning Britain co-anchor Susanna Reid has spoken out about her decade-long battle with tinnitus. She shared details of her condition in a tweet after having a ‘bad day’ due to the hearing condition. Read the full story on the Daily Express. Hearing Link is not responsible for the content of external sites.