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Survey: Views sought on hearing aid replacement and maintenance

Views of UK hearing aid users are being sought through an online survey which focuses on hearing aid replacement and maintenance protocols in UK audiology clinics. Hillary Cruise, an MSc Audiology student at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, has created the survey as part of the final requirement for her qualification. The survey will ask […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Views sought on communication experiences during COVID-19

Update: This survey has now closed. The University of Essex (UoE) is working in collaboration with University College London (UCL) to explore the communication experiences of deaf people, and those who have hearing loss, during the Coronavirus pandemic. The key areas they are researching include: Do face masks / coverings make communication difficult? Have you […]

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