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Film Review: Sound of Metal – A hearing loss triumph or tragedy?

**Warning: This review may contain spoilers** On the day of its national cinema release (17th May), Hearing Link volunteer Sylvia Irvine-Robertson shares her review of Oscar-winning film Sound of Metal.  This is a film to watch, and I guarantee you will find it thought-provoking and brilliantly acted. The sound team creates unnerving, but realistic effects, […]

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 […]

IFHOHYP host webinar on late deafness

Please note: This event has now taken place Join the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP) for a webinar this week as part of its World Hearing Day activities. “Remembering, Reimagining, Rebuilding: Life after late deafness” will take place via Zoom on Saturday 6th March. Speakers from across the globe, will share […]

Survey: Consultation on Adult Disability Payment draft regulations – Scotland

This survey has now closed. To find about latest news and events please visit hearinglink.org/news 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 […]

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 […]

Review: Freeview’s accessible TV guide

Couple watching televisionEarlier this month, Freeview rolled out the UK’s first Accessible TV Guide in a bid to make its service accessible to everyone. If you have a sensory impairment or would simply prefer to use a larger, easier to use talking TV guide – this is for you. It is designed to help viewers discover and […]

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 […]

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