Our research reports

In this section you can access and download all of our older research reports. For further information, please contact our Information Line on informationline@hearingloss.org.uk

Research reports 2014

Quality time

Do quality of life issues inform the advice that audiologists give to people with hearing loss?

There has been considerable research demonstrating the negative impact hearing loss can have on an individual’s quality of life (QoL). These include an increased risk of mortality, dementia, stroke, sight loss, depression, anxiety, loneliness and isolation. People with hearing loss are also at greater risk of unemployment. We interviewed NHS audiologists to find out if they are aware of the range of QoL impacts of hearing loss and whether this has any influence on the advice they offer.

Download our 'Quality Time' report to read our full findings and recommendations. 

Hidden Disadvantage

"I retired to remove the stress from my life. It was difficult to maintain good communications with my hearing peers in the workplace and I often felt under-valued and under-appreciated."

We conducted a survey to explore the employment experiences of people with hearing loss. The survey asked respondents about their employment experiences, the types of support and adjustments people made use of at work and views on barriers to employment.

To read the full findings and recommendations, please download the full report

You can also download the executive summary of the report to get an overview of the findings and recommendations.

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