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Making research accessible to everyone

Posted on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Tracey Pollard
Carly LawlerCarly Lawler is a PhD student at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit. She recently entered the Access to Understanding science writing competition, where entrants are challenged to write a plain English summary of a published research article. She wrote a summary of one of our research papers about tinnitus, which is reproduced below.

Supporting the future of hearing research

Posted on: Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Tracey Pollard

Photo of Tracey PollardEvery year the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Midwinter Meeting brings together over 1500 researchers from around the world, working in hearing loss and related fields, as well as representatives of funding bodies, publishers, and the pharmaceutical industry.

The meeting showcases the broad range of hearing research, from basic to clinical, and gives researchers the opportunity to present their research to others in the field, to receive valuable feedback and advice that can strengthen their research, and to develop relationships and possible future collaborations with people working in a similar area.

It’s also an opportunity for them to keep up to date with recent developments in hearing research from labs around the world. This year, we enabled nine researchers, all at an early stage in their career, to attend the meeting.

Members of our own Biomedical Research team also attended, and one of them, Tracey Pollard, tells us about the meeting and the experiences of the researchers we helped to attend.

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.