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"I am ready to live my dream and bring back a medal for my country from the Deaflympics"

Posted on: Friday, January 13, 2017 by Beatriz Martinez

Hammer thrower Bethan LishmanBethan Lishman is a Great Britain hammer thrower with hearing loss who has been selected to compete for The Deaflympics GB team this summer. Despite having undergone spinal surgery in 2014, she kept her dreamt to compete for her country - but to be able to participate in the Deaflympics she needs your help. Read her remarkable story below. 

 

 

 

“Turn an Ear to Hear”: how head orientation can help with understanding speech in noisy backgrounds

Posted on: Friday, January 13, 2017 by Tracey Pollard
Jacques Grange, a researcher in hearing loss based at Cardiff UniversityDr Jacques Grange is a Research Associate at Cardiff University’s School of Psychology. His research, under Professor John Culling, has focussed over the past five years on helping people with cochlear implants to overcome the challenge they face with understanding speech in noisy settings.

Flexible funding for hearing research – a little goes a long way

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Tracey Pollard
Through our Flexi Grant scheme, we support researchers around the world in a variety of ways to push the hearing research field forward. Tracey Pollard, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more.

hearScreen – improving access to hearing care

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Tracey Pollard
The hearScreen app has been developed by researchers at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa, to help millions of people who don’t have access to audiology services. Jesal Vishnuram, our Technology Officer, tells us more about it and how it works.

I've got news for you: hearing loss can happen at any age at any time

Posted on: Friday, December 9, 2016 by Beatriz Martinez

Lifestyle and Deaf Awareness blogger Nicole Read learnt at a Deaf Awareness Blogger young age that hearing loss affects people of all ages. She currently shares her experiences in her personal blog to change perceptions around Deafness and hearing loss.