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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 […]

Hearing loss research – add your input

Word cloudWe’ve received a number of updates recently from researchers whose projects touch on hearing loss-related issues in one way or another. If you would like to participate in any of these initiatives, brief details are below. Chioma Nwaefulu from Bath University would like to hear from people with hearing loss to help him design a […]

Study assesses solutions which improve online conversations for cochlear implant users

cochlear implantThe 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 […]

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