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World Health Organisation update 
  • 20
    Jul

World Health Organisation update 

Stakeholders met at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva 3-4 July to make progress on implementing the World Health Assembly resolution ‘Prevention of deafness and hearing loss’. The WHO presented plans for a World Report on Hearing, which it...

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Action on Hearing Loss appoints interim CEO 
  • 13
    Jul

Action on Hearing Loss appoints interim CEO 

Action on Hearing Loss have appointed Mike O’Connor as Interim Chief Executive, while the Board of Trustees finalise their search for a permanent successor. Mike comes with extensive experience in the voluntary and public sectors and started in his role...

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Mindfulness offers hope to tinnitus sufferers 
  • 13
    Jul

Mindfulness offers hope to tinnitus sufferers 

Mindfulness-based approaches to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition, report academics at Bath University. According to new research, mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) might be more effective than traditional techniques in reducing the impact of tinnitus. MBCT taught patients...

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NCHA publishes updated data protection guidance
  • 12
    Jul

NCHA publishes updated data protection guidance

The NCHA today published its updated data protection guidance for community hearing providers in the UK.   This follows our initial data protection guidance, published in December 2017, designed to help community providers comply with the EU General Data Protection...

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New NHS guideline to tackle unmet hearing needs
  • 21
    Jun

New NHS guideline to tackle unmet hearing needs

People with hearing difficulties should be encouraged to access care sooner and be provided with two hearing aids when they have a hearing loss in both ears, according to a new guideline published by NICE today. The guideline, aimed at...

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Deaf patients ‘left behind’ 
  • 15
    Jun

Deaf patients ‘left behind’ 

Deaf patients are being ‘left behind’ by the NHS, the BBC reports. The Victoria Derbyshire television show reported that a lack of face-to-face interpreters is leading to deaf patients missing key operations and being informed of serious medical issues -...

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