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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 […]

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 […]

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