Tag Archive: hearing loss

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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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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Hearing aid sales continue to grow 
  • 4
    May

Hearing aid sales continue to grow 

15 million hearing aids were sold in 2017 according to a report by the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA). According to EHIMA the six largest hearing instrument manufactures now produce 90% of hearing aids made in Europe and sales...

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Noise and hearing loss – round-up 
  • 27
    Apr

Noise and hearing loss – round-up 

This year, International Noise Awareness Day took place on the 25 April, and aimed to raise awareness of noise and its impact on health and wellbeing around the world. Action on Hearing Loss marked the event by offering advice on...

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Hearing aids, hospital use and cognitive decline - research round-up 
  • 27
    Apr

Hearing aids, hospital use and cognitive decline – research round-up 

A new study suggests that hearing aids might decrease the number of visits older people make to hospital. The study, published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, reports that people with severe hearing loss who use a hearing aid were...

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NCHA responds - World Hearing Day 2018
  • 3
    Mar

NCHA responds – World Hearing Day 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for action on 3 March, World Hearing Day. The NCHA has responded to the calls to action by publishing a position statement, setting out why and how it will champion innovation in hearing...

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