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We are all equal, so go out and enjoy yourself!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Elliot Wright

Keira How on the 3 Peaks ChallengePhysiotherapist Keira How developed severe hearing loss aged four, but she hasn’t let that stop her from leading an active and fulfilling life.

Keira recently completed the 3 Peaks Challenge and raised over £300 for us to support our vital work. She tells us more about her challenge and how hearing loss shouldn’t be a barrier to living life the way you want to.

4 reasons why hearing aids are my lifeline

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Elliot Wright

Hearing aid user Linda PartonWhen hearing aid user Linda Parton heard about the proposed cuts to NHS hearing services, she was horrified to think that people who develop hearing loss in the future may not benefit in the way she has.

NHS hearing aids ensured that Linda was able to continue living her life on her terms and she has told us why her hearing aids are so important to her, and why the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group would be wrong to carry out its proposals.

5 reasons why I disagree with the proposed NHS hearing aid cuts

Posted on: Thursday, July 17, 2014 by james robins

A portrait photo of Celia.In June the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced proposals to cut NHS hearing aid provision and we’ve responded with an urgent campaign to fight these cuts.

Hearing aid user Celia Jarrett, who lives in North Staffordshire, tells us why she’s opposed to these proposals, and why it’s so important for you to take the CCG questionnaire and let health bosses know what you think.

How does the ear decode sound?

Posted on: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by james robins

Portrait image of Tracey Pollard.The ear does some amazing things and one of the key questions for researchers is how it is able to detect pitch, manage volume, and focus on the sounds we want to hear.

Tracey Pollard, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more about how the ear achieves these incredible feats, and current research that could one day help us to restore natural hearing in people whose hearing has been damaged.

Volunteer exchange: swapping France for Brighton

Posted on: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by james robins

Portrait photo of our volunteer, Leila.We recently welcomed our first overseas volunteer at our Brighton office, as part of a partnership with local language school, Stages UK.

French student Leila el Khader volunteered with our Brighton team for six weeks, to gain experience in the charity sector whilst also improving her English language skills. She tells us about her time here and what she's gained from volunteering.