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Strengthening hearing research by supporting early stage researchers

Posted on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Sarah Wenban

A portrait image of Pooja.We recently awarded five new grants through the third round of our Pauline Ashley New Investigator awards scheme.

Pooja Takhar, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more.



Vagus nerve stimulation - a new treatment for tinnitus?

Posted on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Sarah Wenban

Nicola Robas imageResearchers at four centres across America are about to start a clinical trial to test a new technology which uses nerve stimulation and audio tone therapy to “rewire” specific parts of the brain to treat tinnitus.

Nicola Robas, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more about what vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is and how it might be able to help people with tinnitus.

Successful partnerships bring a boost to UK hearing research

Posted on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Sarah Wenban

Photo of Deb HallProfessor Deborah Hall is the Director of the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, a unit dedicated to clinical research into hearing loss and tinnitus. 

She tells us about how our funding has boosted the work that they do, and about a new clinical trial based at the Unit, testing a potential treatment for tinnitus.

Changes needed to care homes in Wales

Posted on: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by admin

Richard Williams

As the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales releases a report following the biggest ever review into care homes in Wales, Richard Williams - the Director of Action on Hearing Loss Cymru - comments on its implications for elderly people in Wales.

United we stand against hearing aid cuts

Posted on: Thursday, November 6, 2014 by james robins

Hearing aid user Linda PartonWhen hearing aid user Linda Parton found out about proposed cuts to NHS hearing services in North Staffordshire she was horrified to think that in future people who develop hearing loss may not be able to benefit from hearing aids in the same way she has.

Yesterday Linda took a stand against the cuts in her area by joining our protest outside the Clinical Commissioning Group’s board meeting. She tells us about her experience on the day and why this cause is so important.