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January Product Review: Google Glass

Posted on: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Alan Jones

Technology is evolving at an ever-faster pace, offering new and exciting possibilities to make life easier and more accessible. In this new monthly blog Product Technologist Kevin Taylor will take a look at some of the latest developments in technology and how these new products could potentially help the lives of people that are deaf or have hearing loss. This month Kevin looks at Google Glass.

Deaf and hard of hearing children in sport

Posted on: Friday, January 23, 2015 by Alan Jones

Sarah SomersetSarah Somerset is a PhD student at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit. Sarah is investigating what helps and stops deaf and hard of hearing children taking part in sport. As part of Sarah's research she is looking to speak to as many parents, sport coaches and PE teachers of deaf and hard of hearing children as possible. In this blog Sarah tells us about her research and why it's so important.

Glue ear – how problems with facial muscles could be a cause

Posted on: Friday, January 23, 2015 by Tracey Pollard

Dr Jennifer Fuchs is an Action on Hearing Loss-funded student who recently obtained her PhD from Kings College London, working in Dr Abigail Tucker’s lab.

Their work was recently published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, investigating the influence of facial muscle size on a person’s susceptibility to middle ear inflammation, and in this blog they tell us more about what they found.

Running North

Posted on: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Alan Jones

Amy HandleyAmy Handley discovered just before Christmas that she had hearing loss in both ears and tinnitus. Amy wanted to explain how she felt before she found out about her hearing loss and how she feels now.

Since the diagnosis Amy has also decided to run the Great North Run in order to raise money for Action on Hearing Loss.

New research – why does understanding speech in noisy situations get harder as we get older?

Posted on: Friday, January 16, 2015 by Tracey Pollard

Dr Tim Schoof, from University College London, is one of our recent PhD students and now one of our Pauline Ashley New Investigators. She recently published research which investigated the effects of ageing on our ability to understand speech in the presence of background noise.

In this blog, Tim tells us about the findings from her research, which was co-funded by Action on Hearing Loss and Age UK.