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New research reveals Brits take hearing for granted

A recent survey commissioned by the British Irish Hearing Instruments Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has revealed that the average adult in the UK only gets their hearing tested once a decade. Despite 1 in 6 adults in the UK with some form of hearing loss, most people are getting their hearing checked once every ten years […]

Use of phone & video calls for delivering health, care & befriender services

A new video resource is now available to support managers, staff and volunteers who are using phone and video calls to deliver health, care and befriender services to older people, a high proportion of whom have hearing loss. The video by Ideas for Ears is highly practical and looks at problems caused for those not easily […]

Let’s Hear team visits Northern Ireland

Let's Hear in Northern IrelandOur Let’s Hear team headed over to Northern Ireland recently to spread the word about our UK-wide initiative to improve hearing loops in public places.  Earlier this month, around 10 Hearing Link volunteers from across Northern Ireland joined staff at Strandtown Church in Belfast for the introductory event. It was a chance to learn more about Let’s Hear and […]

Another successful LinkUp group – York

Hearing Link's hearing coursesWe were delighted to welcome another wonderful group of participants to York recently for a residential LinkUp group. Our full group worked together to share experiences and find new ways and solutions for managing hearing loss. Our LinkUps are a chance for people with hearing loss, and their partners, family or friends to explore issues […]

Blog: Volunteering at the Audiology Drop-In Centre at Manchester Royal Infirmary

John Newton writes about volunteering in the audiology centre at Manchester Royal InfirmaryThoughts, insights and experiences By John Newton, Hearing Link volunteer Not long ago at the audiology clinic in Manchester I met a charming teenage girl with cochlear implants which had been implanted when she was a baby. She was accompanied by her mum, and was looking for help with using her smart phone. I was […]

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