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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 […]

Freeview’s accessible TV guide to make things simpler for viewers

A remote control in someone's handFreeview is rolling out its award-winning Accessible TV Guide which will make it simpler for viewers with accessibility needs to discover and find content more easily. Developed with insight from viewers, advocacy groups, and accessibility research agencies,  the Accessible TV Guide won Gold at this year’s Connected TV Awards. It is the first dedicated accessibility […]

The Alliance to host health and social care engagement events – Scotland

A series of local engagement events will take place this month (October) to help support the remobilisation of health and social care services in Scotland, following the Coronavirus pandemic. The Cabinet Secretary for Health has invited the The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) as a member of the Mobilisation Recovery Group, to lead […]

New products available to make life easier for deaf people

ClearMaskWe are now offering the ClearMask™ transparent face covering and a ‘I have hearing loss and I lipread’ face covering in our  online shop, to help make things easier for deaf people who lipread.  With face coverings mandatory in places like shops and supermarkets, deaf people and those with hearing loss who rely on lipreading […]

City Lit launches online lipreading classes for beginners

Lipreading Awareness WeekCity Lit in London is now offering its Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss classes online for the first time, starting next month (October).   If you have recently noticed changes in your hearing or you are having difficulty following a conversation even though you may wear a hearing aid, lipreading can really improve communication.   Learning to lipread can help you […]

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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