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The London Marathon - A hot one

Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Hannah Moysey

Debbie Hill London Marathon runner wearing Action on Hearing Loss vestOn the 13 April 2014, 26 fantastic runners took on the legendary London Marathon to raise money for us.

All crossed the line, after months of training and fundraising.

In our latest blog, one of our marathon runners, Debbie Hill, tells us about her reasons for running for us, and her experience of the day.

If you are inspired by Debbie's story, the London Marathon 2015 ballot opens next week on Tuesday 22 April. Get in touch with our events team for more information.



The brain’s defence against hidden hearing loss?

Posted on: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by james robins

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Loud noise can damage hair cells in your ear causing hearing loss, but it can also damage the ear’s nerve cells, making it harder to pick out specific sounds in noisy places. This is known as ‘hidden hearing loss’, as it is not picked up with standard hearing tests.

Tracey Pollard, from our Biomedical Research Team, tells us about new research which could help us understand how the brain protects against 'hidden hearing loss', making it easier to identify those who could be at greater risk of developing it.

New tinnitus drug reaches final phase of testing

Posted on: Friday, April 11, 2014 by james robins

Anonymous face.6 million people in the UK have Tinnitus, but whilst there are a variety of ways to manage the condition, there is currently no effective medical cure.

Nicola Robas, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us about a promising trial of a new drug which could potentially be used to treat tinnitus in its early stages.

Bad big brother

Posted on: Friday, April 4, 2014 by Hannah Moysey

Paul Breckell, Chief Executive of Action on Hearing LossWe have 26 fantastic runners taking part in the London Marathon for us on Sunday 13 April 2014. One of the runners is our Chief Executive, Paul Breckell's sister.

In our latest blog he tells us about why he is being a bad big brother, and asking for your help to make it up to his sister and help support those running for us in this year's marathon.

A taste of life in the lab

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by james robins

Rebecca Moorhouse.Our annual Summer Studentship scheme gives the most talented undergraduate students in the UK an opportunity to experience life in a hearing research lab. By doing this, we hope to encourage them to take up careers in research and become the hearing scientists of tomorrow.

We awarded 13 Summer Studentship grants last year. The winner of our prize for best report, Rebecca Moorhouse, tells us a little about her time spent in the lab.