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British Academy of Audiology annual conference – November 2021

The 17th annual British Academy of Audiology conference and exhibition will take place on the 18th and 19th November 2021 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. Over 500 delegates and 50 exhibitors, along with an array of speakers, are expected the event which is the largest audiology conference in the UK. Registration is now open! […]

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 […]

Award-winning film Sound of Metal to be released in cinemas

**Warning: This article may contain spoilers** Sound of Metal, which recently picked up two Oscars, will be released in UK cinemas from Monday (17th May 2021). Darius Marder’s directional debut follows the first-person perspective of a heavy metal drummer, Ruben (Riz Ahmed), whose hearing suddenly begins to deteriorate. After four years of sobriety, girlfriend and […]

Blog: Amy Morton – campaigning for an inclusive roadmap out of lockdown

Hello for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Amy, I’m married with two young children. I’ve had a severe hearing loss in both ears since birth although wasn’t diagnosed till I was nearly four years old. In October last year, I set up Living with Hearing Loss and I have been […]

RAD research reveals significant barriers to employment for deaf people

New research by the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) has highlighted the challenges faced by deaf people when securing and progressing in work. The survey, which polled the experiences of deaf people in relation to employment and career progression, was carried out at the end of 2020. Amongst the issues raised by respondents were […]

Deaf Awareness Week – 3rd-9th May 2021

Deaf Awareness WeekThis week (3rd-9th May) is Deaf Awareness Week organised by the UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD). The theme for this year is ‘Coming through it Together’ and focuses on organisations working together to raise awareness of deaf issues. You can find more about the work of different organisations through UKCoD’s blog which features the different […]

IFHOHYP host webinar on late deafness

Please note: This event has now taken place Join the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP) for a webinar this week as part of its World Hearing Day activities. “Remembering, Reimagining, Rebuilding: Life after late deafness” will take place via Zoom on Saturday 6th March. Speakers from across the globe, will share […]

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