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Real-time speech-to-text comes of age

Posted on: Monday, August 22, 2016 by Nicola George

Kevin Taylor from our products teamOf all the modern developments in technology, real-time speech-to-text translation is the most exciting for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Kevin Taylor, our Product Technologist tells us about an exciting development that you can try yourself.


Sea anemones – how they could help us to protect hearing

Posted on: Monday, August 8, 2016 by Tracey Pollard
Portrait image of Tracey Pollard.Damage to the delicate hair cells in our inner ear often leads to hearing loss, which is irreversible. Tracey Pollard, our Research Programme Manager, tells us about new research from the US which could lead to new treatments to help prevent hearing loss.

Does damage to the auditory nerve underlie ‘hidden hearing loss’?

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by Tracey Pollard
Through our International Project Grant, we fund the best research from around the world which aims to find treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus. Tracey Pollard, our Research Programme Manager, tells us about one of our newest projects, which aims to find out what causes ‘hidden hearing loss’.

Living with Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2016 by heloise heau

Philippa ThomsonPhilippa Thomson is a researcher, editor and writer whose life had been seriously affected by the balance disorder SCDS. She is keen to raise awareness of the condition and tells us about her experience through getting diagnosed and living with it day-to-day.


Tele-audiology: The future of audiology provision

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by heloise heau
Gemma Twitchen is an audiologist in our Policy and Campaigns team. Last year, she went to Zambia as a volunteer with the charity Sound Seekers to help push forward audiology services there. She tells us about how ‘tele-audiology’ is helping to improve services there, and how this could help to improve audiology services everywhere in the future.