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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 […]

Awards recognise best and worst examples of hearing access

Ideas for Ears has joined forces with Forth Valley Hearing Access Forum to run the UK’s first-ever Hearing Access AwardsIdeas for Ears has joined forces with the community group Forth Valley Hearing Access Forum to run the UK’s first-ever Hearing Access Awards. 12 worthy winners and six worst offenders were identified, each one representing great or poor experiences that people with hearing loss have had. They acknowledge individuals and organisations who have knocked down […]

Audacious phone service to launch this summer

Audacious phone service to launch summer 2019It is now possible to find out how a new phone solution will sound to you personally. The new phone service Audacious, which will launch this summer, is inviting people to test out the Audacious experience by trying the ‘Audacious Sound Check‘.  This will give an insight into how the sound will be processed to […]

Hearing access to be debated in Scottish Parliament.

Hearing access to be debated in Scottish ParliamentHearing access will be debated in the Scottish Parliament as part of a motion recognising World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week (3-9 March). The debate will take place on Thursday 28 February at 12:45pm, straight after First Minister’s Questions.  It was lodged by Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, and will be […]

Give your views on new protocols for meetings and events

Volunteers_ProtocolsForMeetingsNew protocols have been written up with the aim of making meetings and events more accessible and inclusive to people with hearing loss. These have evolved from survey work that identified that people with hearing loss are experiencing widespread and significant difficulties in hearing and following things, and that this is often not connected with […]

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