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Zoom announces automatic captions update

Video callVideo calling platform Zoom has announced that it will be introducing automatic closed captions for all its users in the autumn of this year. The platform used by millions of people worldwide announced the changes in a recent blog post on its website. The changes of adding ‘Live Transcription’ are part of its commitment to […]

Hospital tests app to help deaf people communicate during pandemic

A Cambridge hospital is using a free speech-to-text app to help its medical team, who are deaf or have hearing loss, to communicate more easily with patients. Addenbrooke’s Hospital is trialling the LiveTranscribe and Sound Notifications app (LiveTranscribe) in the hope it will help team members to more easily follow and understand what a colleague […]

Views sought on communication experiences during COVID-19

Update: This survey has now closed. The University of Essex (UoE) is working in collaboration with University College London (UCL) to explore the communication experiences of deaf people, and those who have hearing loss, during the Coronavirus pandemic. The key areas they are researching include: Do face masks / coverings make communication difficult? Have you […]

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 […]

Blog: Staying connected this Christmas – Embracing technology

TechnologyBy Hearing Link 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. At one time or another, we have been disconnected from our family and friends due to the social distancing measures put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. Christmas will not be much different. There is a limit on the numbers of […]

Pandemic paves the way for increased use of integrated hearing tech

The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), predicts an increase in the use of hearing technology due to Coronavirus pandemic. It suggests that older people in particular will increase in their use of hearing technology and its integration with smart phones and tablets. More than 70% of people over the age of 70 live […]

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 […]

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