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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

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 hearing. It is funded by the World Health Organisation (WHO). All you need to […]

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

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 of hearing conditions and is holding a series of events around hearing. There’s a […]

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 […]

Blog: Please help people with sudden hearing loss

By Carly Sygrove Hi, I’m Carly. Four years ago when I was 34, I lost the hearing in my left ear. I wasn’t ill at the time and I had never had any problems with my ears. It was a normal day until all of a sudden, my head filled with pressure and a loud […]

Hospital tests app to help deaf people communicate during pandemic

A Cambridge hospital is using a free speech-to-text app to help its medical team, who are deaf or have hearing loss, to communicate more easily with patients. Addenbrooke’s Hospital is trialling the LiveTranscribe and Sound Notifications app (LiveTranscribe) in the hope it will help team members to more easily follow and understand what a colleague […]

Scotland: Share your views on COVID-19 restrictions

Please note: This survey has now closed. During the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions and guidance has been introduced to limit the spread of the virus. These important restrictions have changed the way we shop, travel, work and socialise. Evidence shows that some people are finding it difficult to follow the restrictions completely for a range of […]

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