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No one should be suffering in silence

Posted on: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by Elliot Wright

Lorraine BriscoeOur Community Support Officer, Lorraine Briscoe, provides support and information to local residents who have hearing problems. Through regular home visits, she met 89-year-old Maisie, who was struggling to cope with her hearing aids. Lorraine tells us why it’s so important for everyone to get the support they need.

One step closer to a cure for tinnitus?

Posted on: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by james robins

Helmy MuldersPeople with tinnitus experience sound in their ears, such as a ringing or buzzing, when there is no corresponding external sound. For some the condition can have a serious impact on day-to-day life, causing depression, anxiety, stress and sleep problems.

Helmy Mulders is working on tinnitus research which we’re funding at the University of Western Australia. She tells us about the latest findings, which could help develop a future cure for tinnitus.

Sharing the world of hearing loss research

Posted on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by james robins

Professor Jan SchnuppOur ‘Jack Ashley Fellowship in Public Engagement’ was established in memory of the late Lord (Jack) Ashley of Stoke, with the aim of getting people excited about research into hearing loss.

Professor Jan Schnupp, our first ever 'Jack Ashley Fellow', tells us more about the man who inspired the fellowship and why he’s excited about sharing the world of hearing research with everyone.

BSL and Welsh – not so different?

Posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014 by james robins

Richard WilliamsA recent academic report has suggested that people who use British Sign Language (BSL) or Welsh as their first language could be missing out on some basic human rights.

Richard Williams, director of Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, looks at the similarities between the two languages. (Mae’r blog hwn hefyd ar gael yn y Gymraeg)

Iaith Arwyddion Prydain a’r Gymraeg – ddim cymaint o wahaniaeth?

Posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014 by james robins

Richard WilliamsMae adroddiad academaidd diweddar wedi awgrymu y gall pobl sy’n defnyddio Iaith Arwyddion Prydain (IAP / BSL) neu’r Gymraeg fel eu hiaith gyntaf fod ar eu colled o ran rhai hawliau dynol sylfaenol.

Mae Richard Williams, cyfarwyddwr Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, yn edrych ar y nodweddion sy’n debyg rhwng y ddwy iaith. (This blog post is also available in English)