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Phone calls are causing frustration and stress

People with hearing loss want to be able to make and receive phone calls more easily than they are currently able to, according to new survey research. More than 1,100 people, aged 18 to 80 plus, answered questions about their experiences of making and receiving phone calls.  60% of all respondents were hearing aid users, […]

Deafness affects partners too, new research finds

Research by the University of Nottingham has found that partners of people who have lost their hearing experience frustration, anger and upset. The research team reviewed 78 studies about the impact of deafness and those closest to them. Partners reported becoming socially isolated and exhausted. Read the full story on the Daily Mail website: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4953766/Partners-people-going-deaf-endure-frustration.html#ixzz4v61XtPMN

25% selected stickers – Hearing Link shop

For the month of October, enjoy 25% off the price of selected stickers in our online shop. Offer applies to the following products: International Ear Symbol stickers (15 & 25mm) Please speak clearly (Pack of five) Buy yours today by heading over to: https://shop.hearinglink.org/communication-resources-1-c.asp Offer valid 01.10.17 until 31.10.17.  Terms and conditions apply. Delivery is […]

Inspiring hearing loss stories

Head over to our online shop throughout October for inspiring stories about people living with the challenges of their hearing. We have three fantastic reads on offer this month:- Sound by Bella Bathurst Invisible Disability and Me by Laura Lowles Words Apart by Lesley Jones, Jim Kyle and Peter L. Wood Grab yours by visiting […]

UK employers encouraged to join Disability Confident scheme

UK FTSE 100 employers are being encouraged to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme by the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, Penny Mordaunt. Twenty-one FTSE 100 companies have already signed up so far, including Marks & Spencer, BT and Royal Mail. This week, construction recruitment specialist TBT Recruitment became the 5,000th organisation […]

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Scientists have discovered that owls may hold the key to developing treatment for human hearing problems.  Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, according to new findings from scientists. The research, published in the journal, Royal Society Proceedings B, was carried out on seven captive barn owls. Read the full article […]

Hearing Link volunteer attends parliamentary reception

Hearing Link staff and volunteers were delighted to attend a parliamentary reception to mark the 90th birthday of the Scottish Council on Deafness (SCOD) and the 70th anniversary of West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society (WSDCS). Scotland volunteer Robin Wickes attended the evening, held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, alongside UK Volunteer and Scotland Co-ordinator, […]

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