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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.

Towards a better understanding of auditory processing disorder

Posted on: Monday, July 11, 2016 by Tracey Pollard
We fund the best research from around the world aiming to find treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus, through our International Project Grant scheme. Tracey Pollard, our Research Programme Manager, tells us about one of our newest projects, which should help us to better understand auditory processing disorder.

Birds and fish – the key to restoring hearing?

Posted on: Friday, July 8, 2016 by Eszter Varro

Ralph Holmes, our Head of Biomedical researchNew research has uncovered more about how birds and fish are able to replace damaged hair cells in the inner ear – something we can’t do. Ralph Holme, our Head of Biomedical Research, tells us more about it, and what it might mean for restoring hearing.

What you need to know about cochlear hydrops

Posted on: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by Eszter Varro
Gemma TwitchenOn Tuesday 5 July the story broke that Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has claimed he is risking permanent hearing loss in his left ear by continuing to compete. A whiplash injury he sustained in his last competition caused a severe inner ear condition called cochlear hydrops. Our Senior Audiologist Gemma Twitchen explains more about the condition.