hearing loss

LinkUp Groups are back!

If you live with hearing loss, you’re not alone… and our popular LinkUp Groups are back in 2022, to help you manage your hearing journey. LinkUp Groups are free two-day support groups for people with hearing loss. They are designed and run by people with lived and professional experience of hearing loss. For the past […]

New TV wildlife series for people with hearing loss

A screenshot from Wild Visitors to my Home, a new TV show for deaf and heard of hearing peopleUniversity of Gloucestershire lecturer Mitch Turnbull – an award-winning documentary film-maker – has co-developed a new TV series commissioned by the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. Over four episodes, Wild Visitors to my Home provides viewers with expert hints, tips and information, communicated via British Sign Language (BSL) by the presenters, about the practical steps they […]

World Hearing Day 2022

World Hearing Day 3 March 2022Today is World Hearing Day! This annual World Health Organisation (WHO) event aims to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, WHO decides the theme and develops evidence-based advocacy materials such as brochures, flyers, posters, banners, infographics and presentations, among others. […]

Sound: a story of hearing lost and found

Sound by Bella BathurstReviewed by Sylvia Irvine-Robertson Bella Bathurst is a writer and photojournalist whose personal experience of hearing loss, combined with biographical and historical accounts, forms the bedrock of Sound. I had no preconceptions about this book, but from the first page, I was gripped by her account of a sailing trip she undertook in the early […]

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 […]

British Tinnitus Association calls for a biobank

TinnitusThis week is Tinnitus Awareness Week (7-13 February), and the British Tinnitus Association has called for the establishment of a tinnitus biobank. An estimated 10% of the UK adult population experience tinnitus frequently. There is no cure for tinnitus and more than eight out of ten people are unhappy with their treatment options, creating a […]

The Top 5 Must-Have Accessories for Your Hearing Aid: part 2

Hearing aidsBy James A Grindlay In part 1 we covered wireless doorbells, hearing aid drying boxes and TV streamers. So… what are the top 2 options? Read on… 2. Wireless Microphone Ideal for on-the-go, a wireless mic makes everyday situations that much more manageable. These intuitive gadgets can be clipped on to your collar or tie […]

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