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Can you hear the talent?

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Lola Olson

Ola Ahmed EbbiaryVolunteer Ola Ahmed-Ebbiary discovered Action on Hearing Loss and the work we do and decided to put on a Loud Music Event where she educated audiences on the importance of protecting their hearing and raising money.

Hearing loss affects one in six people in the UK. It can take individuals up to ten years to address their hearing loss and tinnitus can affect every aspect of a person's life. Help us raise awareness of the importance of protecting your hearing and help us fund biomedical research.

What it's like to cycle RideLondon

Posted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Lola Olson

Mike KnightMike began losing the hearing in his right ear in 2007. It got progressively worse, and in 2010 he was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma, a benign tumour growing on the auditory nerve. Mike had brain surgery in April 2012 to remove the tumour, but it had damaged the nerve beyond repair, and he lost the remaining hearing in his right ear.

Because of his experience with hearing loss, Mike decided to cycle in RideLondon in support of Action on Hearing Loss. Here is his story.

Listen up - or risk losing your mind

Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2015 by Tracey Pollard

Photo of Jan SchnuppIn the third blog from our Jack Ashley Fellow, Jan Schnupp, he tells us about the link that researchers have found between hearing loss and cognitive decline, and what it could mean for our ageing population.

 

A new treatment for Ménière’s disease in sight?

Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Lola Olson

Ménière’s disease causes severe dizziness and tinnitus and affects 1 in 1,000 people in the UK. AltNicola Robas imagehough it can be managed effectively, there is currently no cure.

Nicola Robas, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more about Ménière’s and about a clinical trial testing a new treatment.

Isle of Wight volunteers have a ‘flipping’ good time for Pancake Day!

Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Lola Olson

Emily FiddyEmily Fiddy, our Regional Administrator for South England, recently worked with our volunteer team on the Isle of Wight to raise money for our Befriending Service in the area.

Emily explains how she and Phillipa Kent, the Community Support Officer for Befriending in the Isle of Wight, worked with volunteers to raise much needed funds.