Category Archive: Health

World Health Organisation – Hearing Loss Update
  • 14
    Feb

World Health Organisation – Hearing Loss Update

The World Health Organisation (WHO) updated its Deafness and Hearing Loss factsheet on 9 February, stating that unaddressed hearing loss “poses an annual global cost of 750 billion international dollars”, and adding, “interventions to prevent, identify and address hearing loss...

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Dementia patients should have hearing health checked by nurses, report urges
  • 30
    Sep

Dementia patients should have hearing health checked by nurses, report urges

The Department of Health has outlined its new vision and strategy for nurses working to support people with dementia, including hearing health assessments The Department for Health has this week released an updated version of its vision and strategy for...

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Help Shape Allied Health Professionals’ Mandate for Change
  • 7
    Jul

Help Shape Allied Health Professionals’ Mandate for Change

NHS England is developing a ‘Mandate for Change’ for Allied Health Professions (AHPs) and is encouraging all healthcare providers, including HADs, to voice their opinion. Professionals have until 15 July to contribute to the second stage of an ongoing consultation...

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USA Hearing Health Report
  • 14
    Jun

USA Hearing Health Report

US study calls on system leaders to improve access to hearing services and treat adult hearing loss as a major public health challenge   The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine’s report on improving access to, and the...

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Fears of hearing damage in teens prompts warning
  • 9
    Jun

Fears of hearing damage in teens prompts warning

New research indicates potentially alarming level of hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music. The researchers interviewed and performed detailed hearing tests on a group of 170 students in Brazil between 11 and 17 years old,...

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Hearing Research Closer to Home: Innovation in Child Hearing Testing
  • 27
    May

Hearing Research Closer to Home: Innovation in Child Hearing Testing

Researchers use specially adapted van to study benefits of hearing technology in children Academics from the University of Manchester will be travelling around the country this year to test whether infants are benefiting from their hearing aids. The researchers will...

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