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HEAR Today exhibition to take place in Kent

An exhibition that focuses on technology and services designed to make life easier for people with hearing loss will take place this month (September) in Orpington, Kent. The HEAR Today exhibition will take place on Saturday 18th September at Orpington Methodist Church, 19 Sevenoaks Rd, Orpington BR6 9JH from 10-4pm. Admission to the event is […]

Get onboard with new initiative

The views of train passengers with hearing loss are being sought to help the development of a new app commissioned by the Department of Transport. We know that travelling by train with any level of hearing loss can be a challenging experience. The new app aims to deliver real-time onboard announcements directly to the passenger’s […]

Hearing Loss Community Day – Worcester

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Hearing Link are hosting a Hearing Loss Community Day in Worcester next month. Join us at Worcester Golf and Country Club on Monday 13th September from 11-3pm. Our event is open to members of the public looking to manage hearing loss for themselves or a loved one. Our Hearing […]

BATOD to host virtual masterclass series throughout 2021

The British Association of the Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) is hosting a virtual webinar series masterclass throughout 2021.    ‘Together we achieve’ will showcase key speakers from its postponed 2020 national conference.   The interactive events will take place monthly during term-time and via an accessible virtual platform.   Click on the flyer below for more details: 

New products added to the Hearing Link Shop

A new range of products have been added to the Hearing Link Shop to support people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Clear Expression face coverings to our choice of accessible coverings. These disposable alternatives have a transparent window to help support communication with those who rely on lipreading. Each pack contains five coverings […]

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 […]

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