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Volunteers Week – thank you to all our wonderful volunteers

This week (1st-7th June) marks Volunteers Week.   At Hearing Link we are entirely grateful to our wonderful network of volunteers who support people living with hearing loss and their families across the UK.    Kate Vale, our Network & Training Manager, has shared the following message, thanking our volunteers for their time, generosity and […]

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 […]

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 lipreading classes to begin in Portadown

New lipreading classes to begin in PortadownThe Banbridge Lipreading group will start a new 8-week lipreading course in Portadown from next month (March). The class will be held at CherryTrees Resource Centre, Edenberry Gardens, BT63 5EA from Tuesday 17th March from 2pm-4pm. The classes are free and are a good opportunity to socialise with others who have hearing loss. A further […]

Lipreading trust looking for new trustees

Lipreading trust looking for new trusteesThe Central England Lipreading Support Trust (CELST) are recruiting a new chairperson and trustees to join its successful team and lead them into the next stage of its development. CELST is a registered UK charity based in central England that has been running free to participate lipreading and deaf awareness courses throughout the region since […]

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