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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

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 […]

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 […]

BAA host regional study day in the North East

The British Academy is Audiology is to host its annual regional study day in the North East of England in March. It will be held at Durham County Cricket Club, Durham on Friday 17th March. The theme of the study day is ‘Advancing Audiology: Non-Routine Adult Services’ and is open to all audiology professionals. You do not need […]

Sea anemone proteins may help ‘restore’ damaged hearing

Sea anemones could be key in helping to restore damaged hearing, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Louisiana have found that the water-dwelling creatures could help to repair damaged hair cells in the inner ear. Sea anemones detect passing prey by using vibration-sensitive hair cells which cover their tentacles.  It is […]

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