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Valuing Audiology looks at the performance of NHS hearing aid services in England, and sets out policy solutions to increase accountability, boost access, ensure adherence to national guidance, and make use of emerging technology.
In a survey commissioned by the Health & Social Care Board, we asked patients who had a hearing aid fitted between October 2013 and September 2017 to give their opinion on the quality of service they had received from their local NHS Audiology clinic.
This report outlines all the findings from our survey of people with hearing loss about experiences in the workplace.
This report present findings of survey research exploring transport experiences of people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
Between September 2017 and January 2018 we asked people in Scotland who are deaf or have hearing loss to take part in our Access to Health Service survey. The results are in our report ‘Equal Treatment?’
This report presents the findings of survey research exploring the experiences of people who are deaf or have hearing loss when accessing GP surgeries.
In Northern Ireland, people who are deaf or have hearing loss are still experiencing difficulties when accessing health care services. We’re calling for an Accessible Information Standard to make sure we get the same level of access to health services as people in other parts of the UK.
In this report we present the findings of our survey exploring the experiences of people who are deaf or have hearing loss, when accessing GP surgeries.
This report includes information about the latest achievements and progress from the research we’re funding in universities around the world to find treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus.
This report describes the findings of our research to discover what technologies people are using to aid communication in background noise, understand how well these technologies are meeting people’s needs – and makes key recommendations for future focus.
Our Working for Change report makes recommendations to government, employers and people with hearing loss aimed at changing attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace.
Working for change: inequality of opportunity, identifies the barriers to further and higher education, training and employment for people with hearing loss in Northern Ireland
As part of our Speak Easy campaign, in summer 2016 we launched Speak Easy: Hearing the views of your customers - a comprehensive report calling on restaurants, cafés and pubs to reduce background noise.
Hearing Loss is major public health issue that affects more than 11 million people across the UK. Read our report which outlines updated evidence demonstrating the link between hearing loss and mental health.
Our report, funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), details how lipreading and related support can help people with hearing loss stay in, and find, work.
The experience of NHS audiology patients in Scotland.
What can be done to improve the experience of people who use subtitles on linear TV and on-demand services? Read our report Progress on Pause, launched in 2015 as part of our Subtitle it! campaign.
Do quality of life issues inform the advice that audiologists give to people with hearing loss?
NHS audiology services provide vital support for people with hearing loss, but they're under significant pressure and without proper investment won't be able to respond to our ageing population's needs.
Hearing loss is often referred to as a ‘hidden’ disability and the barriers people with hearing loss face in relation to employment are not always obvious – but they’re very real.
Our ‘Not Just Lip Service’ report provides us with evidence about how lipreading classes can improve communication and help people with hearing loss to live full and independent lives.
Why people with hearing loss or deafness would benefit from an integrated response to long-term conditions.
Hearing loss and deafness can lead to people feeling isolated and socially excluded. We look at the importance of access to social care and support.
A framework for evaluating adult hearing services using outcomes relevant to service users.
For people who are deaf or have hearing loss, subtitles are vital to their understanding of television programmes.
An overview of the research investigating the links between hearing loss, tinnitus and mental health.
A Disability Charities Consortium report calling for an urgent rethink on employment support for disabled people.
A report into the experiences of people with hearing loss when accessing healthcare.
Assessing provision of adult audiology services and the impact of budget cuts.
Research into the experiences of people with hearing loss in the workplace.
“I suppose they are busy people; don’t have a lot of time. They fit the hearing aid, that's it I suppose. They must just assume once you have got it, it's going to be alright.”
Our original Hearing Matters report outlines the dramatic evidence showing why the government needs to step up its response to hearing loss.
This report aims to provide an understanding of the benefits of lipreading for people with an acquired hearing loss and an overview the availability of lipreading classes in Northern Ireland.
At Action on Hearing Loss we believe in encouraging people to take action and seek help for their hearing loss.
Exploring the barriers faced by people who are deaf or have hearing loss when accessing public services.
What's That Noise? A profile of personal and professionals experience of tinnitus in Northern Ireland (2010)
Looking at the employment experiences of people with hearing loss.
Is It My Turn Yet? Access to GP practices in Northern Ireland for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted. (2010)
Around 400,000 older people live in the UK's care homes and the number is set to grow each year. Making sure these people receive the best care possible is an urgent priority.