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      Impact stories

      In 2016-17, with the help of our supporters, volunteers and staff, we continued to make a positive impact on the lives of people with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

      Watch the videos below to see this incredible impact first-hand across the different areas of the organisation.

      Hear to Help Wales

      Our Hear to help hearing aid service gives life-changing help to people through the UK in local drop-in centres, or at home. Find out more about the impact Hear to Meet service has had for people with hearing aids in Wales.

      Tony’s Story

      Tony, one of our deafblind residents, moved 12 years ago to Watery Lane in Bath, where he was taught how to deafblind sign, transforming his life. See how we approach person centred working.

       

      Cochlear implants making a difference for Laura

      Cochlear implants can improve people’s ability to hear and understand speech if they can’t benefit from a hearing aid. People can communicate more confidently, regain their independence and stand a better chance of getting the job they want. See what a difference cochlear implants have made in Laura’s life.

       

      Karl aids others in Essex

      One of our volunteers in Essex, Karl, draws on his own experience of hearing loss to run one of our hearing aid support services. Like Karl, 55% of our volunteers are deaf or have hearing loss. Learn more about his story.

       

      The cutting edge work of PhD Students

      It’s vital that we help to increase the number of scientists working on treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus. That’s why, in 2016–17, we continued to fun new PhD studentships. See some of the students presenting their findings.