Kieran Evans has struggled through life without hearing aids. A bad experience when he was younger left him self conscious about wearing them. It was until the recently, and a little help from his son, that Kieran decided to do something about his hearing.
A team of international researchers have used a new gene therapy technique to restore hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness that is similar to a type found in people (called DFNB9). Our Translational Research Manager, Dr Carina Santos, tells us more about their work.
Smartphones are capable of doing extraordinary things. They have gone from basic text, email and call function to being able to complete complex tasks like a mini computer. With all of this capability, how can they be used to improve accessibility and what are the manufacturers doing to make them more inclusive? Also, are they doing enough to ensure people are safe when using these devices?
Robyn Hunt’s PhD project at the University of Southampton is testing whether computer algorithms can accurately predict how well hearing aids process speech in noisy environments, to help improve the quality of NHS hearing aids. She tells us more.
If you, or a loved one, have hearing loss it can be difficult to know when the phone rings. If you’re happy with your existing phone, a telephone alerter might be all you need. When you receive a call, you’ll hear an amplified ring and see a flashing light. Check out our top five telephone alerters to find the right one for you.
We're really proud of everyone who's a part of Action on Hearing Loss, and hope you'll feel inspired to become a part of our community.
We campaign for changes that make life better for people who are confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.