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Research projects – your input requested

Word cloudWe’ve received several requests for participation in research projects which relate to hearing loss. Keara Mangan, a postgraduate student at the Glasgow School of Art, is researching workplace accessibility and inclusion for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in animation and media industries. Keara is asking individuals who identify as deaf or hard-of-hearing, media professionals […]

Single sided deafness research

Single sided deafnessBy Roulla Katiri Research into treatments for single-sided deafness or SSD (severe-to-profound hearing loss in just one ear) has increased a lot in recent years, which is good news! But different researchers on different studies often measure different effects, or outcomes, of a treatment. Examples of outcomes measured in previous SSD studies have included how […]

New study: hearing aid use linked to slower decline in thinking skills

Hearing aidsA new study has found that hearing loss increases the risk of a precursor to dementia called mild cognitive impairment – but this increased risk is not present in people who wear hearing aids.   The study – which was co-funded by Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) – investigated the risk of cognitively healthy people developing […]

Deaf Awareness in the NHS: share your views

Make your views knownA research project at the University of Cambridge is seeking input from people with hearing loss, or parents/carers of people with hearing loss, about their NHS experiences. The study is being led by a group of patients and clinicians working to improve the way NHS staff work and communicate with people who have a hearing […]

Is your hearing aid or cochlear implant part of your body or merely a piece of property?

cochlear implantBy Dr Rachael Dixon University of Birmingham The law as it stands operates on a person-thing distinction meaning law applies to either a person or a thing. Advances in medical device technology have seen persons and things become increasingly intertwined. Many people have become ‘Everyday Cyborgs’. This is a term we use in our research […]

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