Browsing All posts tagged under »audiology«

Rebecca Atkinson: Why the NHS is the greatest social leveller deaf and disabled people have

September 29, 2014

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Life is a bunch of straws. You pull some longs ones. You pull some short ones. Maybe you got born into a family with money. Or maybe you got born into a family on the brink of existence with barely enough to eat. You don’t get the choice. Maybe you got good health, a fully […]

Deaf News: NDCS says audiology services are failing deaf children in England

September 29, 2014

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The shocking state of England’s children’s audiology services is revealed in a report published today. 1000 parents were consulted for Listen Up!, a report by the National Deaf Children’s Society, that highlights a number of failings, ranging from children being fitted with hearing aids that do not work, to audiologists misdiagnosing deaf children. 79% of […]

Deaf News: Hearing Link urge Deaf adults to give their views on hearing services in England

July 25, 2014

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UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link is urging adults who have used NHS hearing care services to get hearing aids or other support to make their views known about the quality of the service they received. Health service regulator Monitor has launched a full review into how well the hearing care service model is working, […]

Deaf News: Shocking 73-week wait for hearing aid reassessment in Wales is revealed

June 26, 2014

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Patients with hearing loss in one area of Wales are being forced to wait up to 73 weeks, or 17 months, to get reassessed for hearing aids, Wales Online reports. Figures obtained from Cym Taf Health Board by the local Liberal Democrat Group show the shocking delay patients face to obtain hearing aids if they […]

Deaf News: Plan to scrap free NHS hearing aids under fire

June 8, 2014

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North Staffordshire Clinical Commission Group (CCG) are considering scrapping providing hearing aids to people with a mild or moderate age-related hearing loss and have asked for local people’s views on the proposals. People have been asked to fill in an online survey or attend public meetings to air their views on the proposals which would save […]

Tamsin Coates: Whatever equipment a deaf child uses, they are still deaf

April 15, 2014

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‘Is there any such thing as a deaf child anymore?’ This was a question I recently overhead, spoken by an education professional who works with children who are deaf/have a hearing loss. To put their question in context the lady was relating it to the different types of technology now available which deaf children can […]

Rebekah Owens: “Are you trying to find Radio One?” My early life in hearing aids

January 13, 2014

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Throughout my school life I never used BSL, having been brought up in an era when the oral method was favoured. As a result, I have always been reliant on hearing aids as my main means of communication. Wearing hearing aids for 45 years means I have become used to them; and I have also […]