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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 […]

Research into sensory impairment & pharmaceutical care of older people – Scotland

The Scottish Sensory Hub at the Health and Social Care Alliance is collaborating with the University of Strathclyde on a research project focused on the improving the pharmaceutical care of older people with sensory loss. The title of the study is SIPA2: Sensory Impairment and the Pharmaceutical Care of Older People and it is led […]

Get onboard with new initiative

The views of train passengers with hearing loss are being sought to help the development of a new app commissioned by the Department of Transport. We know that travelling by train with any level of hearing loss can be a challenging experience. The new app aims to deliver real-time onboard announcements directly to the passenger’s […]

Research shows Brits unaware of hearing loss comorbidities

mental healthLess than a third of people in the UK (29%) know about common comorbidities with hearing loss. In a recent survey of 2000 UK adults, commissioned by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), consumers were questioned about their awareness of the co-existence of hearing loss and other diseases such as dementia, depression, cardiovascular […]

UCL Ear Institute conducts survey on age-related hearing loss

A group of Clinical Researchers at University College London Ear Institute are recruiting individuals diagnosed with age-related hearing loss to take part in their survey. The team is investigating  the impact of age-related hearing loss on a person’s  and how it compares to the quality of life in hearing loss from a rare neurological condition. […]

RAD research reveals significant barriers to employment for deaf people

New research by the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) has highlighted the challenges faced by deaf people when securing and progressing in work. The survey, which polled the experiences of deaf people in relation to employment and career progression, was carried out at the end of 2020. Amongst the issues raised by respondents were […]

Blog: Hearing aids versus a cochlear implant – which is better for adults with severe hearing loss?

A row of hearing aids in several shapes, sizes and coloursPlease note: applications have now closed. By Dr Adele Horobin Well, for people who have hearing loss equal to or greater than 80dB, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advise that a cochlear implant is better.  But what about people who just miss out on this cut-off point? People with hearing loss between […]

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