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Access to art for all

Posted on: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by heloise heau

profile photo blogVolunteer Ursula Lucas has been working with the Arnolfini Gallery and Festival of Ideas in Bristol, to improve accessibility for people with a hearing loss. She tells us more....


Bacterial infections worsen the toxic effects of antibiotics which damage the ear

Posted on: Monday, September 14, 2015 by Nicola George
Six weeks ago, a study in the journal, Science Translational Medicine, shed new light on the ototoxic (‘ear-toxic’) mechanisms of gentamicin, a life-saving antibiotic with unwanted side-effects – permanent hearing loss. We spoke with the principal investigator, Peter Steyger, professor of Otolaryngology at Oregon Health and Science University.

The next generation of hearing researchers

Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2015 by Tracey Pollard

A portrait image of Pooja.From next month, our latest group of PhD students will be embarking on their new projects. Pooja Takhar, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more about the work they’ll be doing.

Ride for the Child

Posted on: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by heloise heau

picture_shane3200 miles. 28 days. That’s what it takes to cycle across America, from San Francisco to New York. That is the amazing challenge that Shane has set to raise money for children affected by hearing loss or cancer. Learn more about this incredible journey and how you can support.


Why we need an adult hearing screening programme

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by heloise heau

Gemma pictureThe Newborn Hearing Screening Programme screens every baby born in the UK for hearing loss and has had a positive impact on the lives of deaf children in terms of language development and educational achievement. Audiologist Gemma Twitchen asks whether we should also have a national screening programme for adults.