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Review of Adult Health and Social Care – Scotland

Please note: Submissions have now closed The Independent Review of Adult Social Care is underway in Scotland and the views of people who are deaf or living with hearing are needed. The ALLIANCE is leading on the engagement exercise to capture experiences and to achieve this has created its People at the Centre programme. Its […]

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 […]

Blog: Anne’s hearing loss story

Anne Savage DJBy Carly Sygrove In January 2020, I met Anne Savage at the British Tinnitus Association Manifesto Roundtable discussions. The event brought together people with tinnitus, researchers, celebrities, politicians, public health institutions and research funders to discuss ways to advance the search for a tinnitus cure. Anne and I sat opposite each other at one of […]

Help create an exhibition for and by the people of Edinburgh

Media Education and the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership have launched an initiative to create a photography exhibition for and by the people of Edinburgh. Picturing Health aims to use photography to tell the story of what health means to you and Edinburgh residents are being encouraged to submit a photograph. The results will […]

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