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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 […]

Survey: Consultation on Adult Disability Payment draft regulations – Scotland

The Scottish Government has opened a consultation on draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment (ADP) which will be replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Scotland. The consultation will remain open until 15th March 2021, and your views are being sought via an online survey. ADP is a significant milestone in the development of the Scottish […]

Share your views on using Relay UK

Please note: This survey has now closed.   The UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD) is inviting all users, or previous users, of Relay UK to share their experiences of using the service. They would like to understand more about what your personal experience including your preferences, any difficulties you have experienced, and any suggestions you […]

Scotland: Share your views on COVID-19 restrictions

Please note: This survey has now closed. During the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions and guidance has been introduced to limit the spread of the virus. These important restrictions have changed the way we shop, travel, work and socialise. Evidence shows that some people are finding it difficult to follow the restrictions completely for a range of […]

Survey: Has the pandemic affected your access to speech and language therapy?

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the UK-wide lockdown (March-June 2020), has affected people’s access to speech and language therapy. To understand the issue better, and so we can all work together to advocate for the speech and language therapy that people […]

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