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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 […]

1 in 4 projected to have hearing problems by 2050

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that as many as 2.5 billion people worldwide – or 1 in 4 – could be living with some level of hearing loss by 2050. And at least 700 million of these people will require access to hearing and ear care, unless action is taken. The findings were […]

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 […]

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