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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 […]

Freeview’s accessible TV guide to make things simpler for viewers

A remote control in someone's handFreeview is rolling out its award-winning Accessible TV Guide which will make it simpler for viewers with accessibility needs to discover and find content more easily. Developed with insight from viewers, advocacy groups, and accessibility research agencies,  the Accessible TV Guide won Gold at this year’s Connected TV Awards. It is the first dedicated accessibility […]

Self Management Week 2020 – 28th-2nd October

Self Management WeekThis week is Self Management Week 2020 in Scotland (28th September to 2nd October 2020). Now in its 10th year, Self Management Week is led by The Health and Social Alliance Scotland The ALLIANCE).  It recognises and celebrates self management approaches happening across Scotland, raises awareness across health, social care and the third sector, and engages people […]

Use of phone & video calls for delivering health, care & befriender services

A new video resource is now available to support managers, staff and volunteers who are using phone and video calls to deliver health, care and befriender services to older people, a high proportion of whom have hearing loss. The video by Ideas for Ears is highly practical and looks at problems caused for those not easily […]

New study reveals the impact of hearing loss on mental well being

A new study has given an insight to social and health impacts of hearing loss on a person’s well being. Clear Living, a healthcare and lifestyle website, released its annual report – Impact of Hearing Loss on Mental Well-being and Lifestyle Study – which highlights the detrimental effect hearing loss has on mental well being […]

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