Category Archive: Health

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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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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Professor Sue Hill honoured in NHS 70th year 
  • 15
    Jun

Professor Sue Hill honoured in NHS 70th year 

Professor Sue Hill, whose office leads the NHS Action Plan on Hearing Loss, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her contributions to health. Professor Sue Hill, a leading NHS Scientist, has been awarded a damehood for services...

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French hearing aid revolution 
  • 15
    Jun

French hearing aid revolution 

France has launched its “100% Health” plan, which will help cover the cost of hearing aids, glasses and dental treatment. The government has said the new policy aims to help the public: "to see well, to hear well and to...

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New Eurotrak research and hearing aid sales 
  • 8
    Jun

New Eurotrak research and hearing aid sales 

The latest Eurotrak data was first shared at the inaugural conference of the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) in May and can now be downloaded here. The survey reports that 71% of UK respondents wished they had...

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