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Hearing aids beneficial for people with mild to moderate hearing loss
  • 25
    Sep

Hearing aids beneficial for people with mild to moderate hearing loss

People with mild to moderate hearing loss benefit from hearing aids, an academic study has confirmed. Published in a Cochrane systematic review today – globally regarded as highest level of evidence in health care - the findings provide a credible...

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Google celebrates British Sign Language and first school for the deaf
  • 6
    Sep

Google celebrates British Sign Language and first school for the deaf

Google used its home page this week to celebrate the first school for deaf children in the UK, founded by Thomas Braidwood in 1760. The Braidwood Academy in Edinburgh was also the first to include sign language in education, contributing...

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HCPC issues statement on conflicts of interest
  • 8
    Aug

HCPC issues statement on conflicts of interest

The Health and Care Professions (HCPC) and other healthcare professional regulators in the UK have published a joint statement on conflicts of interest. The statement sets out expectations of registrants in relation to avoiding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest...

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Hearing Link to merge with Hearing Dogs
  • 20
    Jul

Hearing Link to merge with Hearing Dogs

Hearing Link and Hearing Dogs will formally merge on 1 August 2017. Hearing Dogs made the announcement on 18 July at its AGM. Hearing Link will keep its name while benefitting from being part of a larger charity Lorraine Gailey,...

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Dementia – hearing loss a potential modifiable risk factor
  • 20
    Jul

Dementia – hearing loss a potential modifiable risk factor

Taking steps to reduce hearing loss may reduce the likelihood of patients suffering from dementia, a study has revealed. The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care (the Commission) has found that hearing loss might be a modifiable risk...

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Experts call for comprehensive global initiative to combat hearing loss
  • 10
    Jul

Experts call for comprehensive global initiative to combat hearing loss

10 July 2017 Hearing experts at the Duke Global Health Institute are calling for a comprehensive and worldwide initiative to address hearing loss. VISION 2020, a campaign launched in 1999 by the World Health Organization to eliminate avoidable blindness by...

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