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Why we need an adult hearing screening programme

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by heloise heau

Gemma pictureThe Newborn Hearing Screening Programme screens every baby born in the UK for hearing loss and has had a positive impact on the lives of deaf children in terms of language development and educational achievement. Audiologist Gemma Twitchen asks whether we should also have a national screening programme for adults.

 

Research links middle ear infections to a new gene

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by heloise heau

A portrait image of Pooja.
New research has identified a gene which may increase the risk of developing otitis media, or ‘glue ear’. This research was funded partly by Action on Hearing Loss; Pooja Takhar, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more about it.

 

A brilliant meeting!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by annad

Giorgos Dritsakis
Giorgos Dritsakis is a PhD student at the University of Southampton. He received a travel grant from us to attend the 2015 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses in California, and tells us about his experience.

Our commitment to increase the number of scientists in hearing research continues

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by annad
A portrait image of Pooja.
We fund a number of research grant schemes that aim to support and expand
the hearing research community in the UK. Pooja Takhar, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more about these schemes and the recent grants we've awarded.

Why I participated in RideLondon

Posted on: Monday, August 10, 2015 by Eszter Varro

HazelHazel is a 34 year old teaching technician with bilateral high frequency hearing loss. Hazel explains why she has made the decision to raise funds for Action on Hearing Loss by participating in Prudential Ride London.