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Panel members needed for Lived Experience Advisory Panel

Social research company Traverse are creating a Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP for short) and you could be part of it. The panel is a first step towards their vision, that in the future, research will be done by people from different communities with different experiences. Traverse will work in partnership with the LEAP to […]

Making sure people with hearing loss count in the Census 2021

Next month (March 2021) all households in England and Wales will be asked to take part in the 2021 Census. The once-in-a-decade survey is conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and provides the most accurate estimate of our communities. The anonymised information gathered will highlight areas of deprivation, show the ethnic make-up of […]

Lack of awareness that tinnitus is a sign of hearing loss

One in 12 audiologists (18%) say their patients are unaware tinnitus is linked to hearing loss. To mark Tinnitus Week (1 – 7 February 2021), The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (BIHIMA) questioned its research panel of UK audiologists on the subject of tinnitus awareness. 82% of the audiologists questioned stated their patients are […]

New deafness awareness toolkit for GPs

An educational toolkit has been developed by the Royal College of GPs (RGCP) to support GPs in delivering care to patients with hearing loss. The kit was developed in collaboration with hearing loss charity RNID and NHS England & Improvement and sponsored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). It was created to […]

Share your views on using Relay UK

Please note: This survey has now closed.   The UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD) is inviting all users, or previous users, of Relay UK to share their experiences of using the service. They would like to understand more about what your personal experience including your preferences, any difficulties you have experienced, and any suggestions you […]

10% off our range of communication cards

Communication cardsPlease note: This offer has now ended. This month (January) over at the Hearing Link shop, there’s 10& off our range of awareness cards. There are five to choose from, these include: Credit card-sized: ‘I have hearing loss’ or ‘I’m a lipreader’ card ‘I have a hearing loss’ lanyard card ‘I have a hearing loss’ […]

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