Hearing Link

Belfast information day a success!

Hearing Link volunteers and staff were delighted to welcome along lots of new faces to our recent information event in Belfast. This was our fourth event of 2018, run in partnership with our friends from Advanced Bionics, who were there to share information about cochlear implants. These events, which are being held in every health […]

Blog: Noise in Nottingham

By John Newton, Hearing Link volunteer Although people who worked in noisy places have known since the beginnings of the industrial revolution that loud noises make you deaf, the effect wasn’t recognised “officially” in the UK until the 1970s, around the time that legislation about conditions in factories was also radically altered. The vital change […]

Steer hearing loss in a new direction in 2019 – Northern Ireland

Steering group members soughtAre you passionate about making things better for people with hearing loss and their families/friends? Maybe you have hearing loss yourself and have experience of managing the challenges you face in the workplace, at university or during social events. You might work in the field of audiology or health and social care, or you have […]

Volunteer May fundraises at Sainsbury’s Saltcoats

May at Sainsbury's SaltcoatsHearing Link volunteer May Wood joined our friends from parent charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, for a day of fundraising in Ayrshire recently. Hearing Dogs has been made Charity of the Year by Sainsbury’s Saltcoats and invited volunteers along to raise funds. May (pictured far right) was delighted to join the team and also […]

Royal Academy of Arts need hearing aid users to test new facilities

Royal Academy of Arts need hearing aid users to test new facilitiesThe Royal Academy of Arts in London is inviting hearing aid users to get in touch who can help them to test its new theatre. It recently opened the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre and is testing its new assistive listening systems to ensure its talks, films and other spoken word events are accessible for all. […]

Volunteer raises awareness at Dunfermline technology show

Ann at Dunfermline Technology ShowOur Scotland volunteer Ann Thallon was out and about raising awareness of Hearing Link’s services this week. She joined other organisations from across Fife at the Technology Roadshow in Dunfermline at the Vine Conference Centre. It was a great chance to tell the local community about our Helpdesk, LinkUp groups and more. The event is […]

LinkUp group meets in Edinburgh

Our first LinkUp group was held in Edinburgh recently for individuals and their family members seeking information and support for hearing loss. These groups have already successfully run across England since last year, and we were delighted to welcome along a full group for this first event in Scotland’s capital. The participants talked about technology, […]

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