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Law change opens doors for deaf jurors in England and Wales

Deaf people who require the use of a sign language interpreter will be allowed to take part in jury service for the first time, it has been announced. Before this announcement, laws strictly prohibited anyone beyond the 12 sworn jurors from entering jury deliberation rooms. This is to safeguard against outside influence. It meant that […]

Making sure people with hearing loss count in the Census 2021

Next month (March 2021) all households in England and Wales will be asked to take part in the 2021 Census. The once-in-a-decade survey is conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and provides the most accurate estimate of our communities. The anonymised information gathered will highlight areas of deprivation, show the ethnic make-up of […]

Survey: Support in the workplace for people with hearing loss and tinnitus

Action on Hearing Loss (AOHL) has launched a survey to find out what support deaf, and people with hearing loss and tinnitus receive in the workplace. Five million people of working age are deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus, but little is known about the support people are getting – or not getting – […]

BIHIMA announces findings from audiology research panel

Over half (55%) of audiologists do not believe their patients are aware of the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline, according to the results of an audiologist research panel, conducted by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). BIHIMA questioned approx. 70 audiologists across the private sector and NHS, in April 2019, on […]

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