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Laura's Great North Run

Posted on: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Lola Olson

Laura KennedyLaura Kennedy is a volunteer for Action on Hearing Loss set on completing the Great North Run in September 2015 for this year.

In our blog, Laura shares with us the motiviations for getting involved not just in a large running event, but also how hearing loss personally affects her.

The importance of hearing aids

Posted on: Monday, February 2, 2015 by Lola Olson

Kathleen HillKathleen Hill is a hearing aid wearer with mild to moderate, high frequency hearing loss. Kathleen has worn digital NHS hearing aids for the last eight years. In this blog Kathleen explains how they have transformed her life and the impact they have had on her and those around her, whilst wondering how she ever coped without them. 

Running North

Posted on: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Alan Jones

Amy HandleyAmy Handley discovered just before Christmas that she had hearing loss in both ears and tinnitus. Amy wanted to explain how she felt before she found out about her hearing loss and how she feels now.

Since the diagnosis Amy has also decided to run the Great North Run in order to raise money for Action on Hearing Loss.

Hear to Help launching in the South East

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Lola Olson

December was a busy month for the Local Engagement South East team, with celebratory launches taking place in two of their new service areas.

The first took place in Sutton House, Hackney in which service users were invited to come and hear about the hard work Action on Hearing Loss have been doing in the area, supported by Barts Health NHS Trust. ‘Hear to Help’ services in City and Hackney have been running since September, co-ordinated by Community Support Officer, Stefan Kimonos. The launch was a great opportunity to celebrate the drop-in clinics, with the Speaker of Hackney and Paul Breckell himself also attending.

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.

Giving back to the charity that helped me embrace my hearing loss

Posted on: Friday, June 27, 2014 by james robins

Portrait image of Eloise Ruth Garland.Music Student Eloise Ruth Garland has hearing loss and recently took part in our ‘Hike for Hearing Loss’ event, raising vital funds to support our work.

She tells us more about the event and why she wanted to ‘give something back’ to Action on Hearing Loss, for helping her overcome some of the challenges she’s faced.

Action on Hearing Loss and welfare reform

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Louis Adamou
Mark Baker, Head of Social Research and Policy at Action on Hearing Loss.In this blog, Mark Baker from our Research team addresses the Welfare Reform Bill and the move towards Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Find out our position on the passing of the Bill and what this means for the future….

Please leave comments below, or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.

Bath Rocks!

Posted on: Friday, July 8, 2011 by Jo Kerr

Ben HallmanBy day Ben Hallman is a Community Support Worker at our Poolemead base in Bath, but by night he plays in the band Pavlov and the Dogs.

Find out what happened when they played a special sign-supported gig for Action on Hearing Loss…