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Study assesses solutions which improve online conversations for cochlear implant users

The Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre has launched a new study which aims to better understand which technology solutions (such as live transcriptions) may help to alleviate the challenges experienced by individuals who use a cochlear implant during online conversations. They are looking for adults (age 18 or over), who use at least one cochlear-implant, speak English […]

Lipreading classes – a lifeline to people with hearing loss in lockdown and beyond

By Lorraine Braggins Everyone felt cut off from friends and family during lockdown. But for those with hearing loss, feeling isolated can be a daily occurrence even in normal times. Losing your hearing can have a drastic effect on every day communication with family, friends, colleagues and people you encounter out and about in daily […]

Lipreading teachers celebrate being the first to train completely online

A group of trainee lipreading teachers have celebrated becoming the first ever to complete their teacher training fully online. The trainees at City Lit in London started the course in October last year via Zoom due to Coronavirus restrictions affecting the way the course has been delivered. Trainers Fiona Pickett and Lorraine Braggins adapted the […]

Zoom announces automatic captions update

Video callVideo calling platform Zoom has announced that it will be introducing automatic closed captions for all its users in the autumn of this year. The platform used by millions of people worldwide announced the changes in a recent blog post on its website. The changes of adding ‘Live Transcription’ are part of its commitment to […]

Photography competition to promote hearing health

This competition has now closed. To find about latest news and events please visit hearinglink.org/news The Institute for Health and Policy Organisation (IPHO) have launched a photography competition to raise awareness of hearing health. The virtual gallery project ‘Hearing Care for ALL’ aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of changes in your […]

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity (8-17th Feb 2021)

This event has taken place. To find about latest news and events please visit hearinglink.org/news The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is underway this week (8-17th February 2021). It celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths with interactive fun and free events across Nottinghamshire. University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences department is also involved to raise awareness […]

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 […]

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