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Emily Howlett: We need to stop thinking that government changes won’t affect us

August 21, 2014

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There are such a lot of insidious, barely noticeable changes happening right now that it’s pretty much impossible for anyone outside of Westminster to keep up. (Personally, I’m not even convinced anyone inside has managed to keep up.) There’s been a lot of talk about Access To Work recently. Facebook and Twitter keep flashing up […]

Deaf News: Hearing Link joins forces with Patient Opinion to gather views on NHS services

August 19, 2014

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The UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link has joined forces with Patient Opinion to make it easier for people with hearing loss and their families to report back on their experiences of NHS services. Patient Opinion is an independent and non-profit organisation that gathers patient feedback on health services in the UK. The feedback is […]

Deaf News: NHS consulting on new communication rules for deaf patients

August 15, 2014

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NHS England have revealed this week that they are consulting on a range of measures to firstly take account of patient’s communication needs and then take steps to provide information to patients in the most appropriate way. If adopted, the ‘Accessible Information Standard’ will mean hospitals and GPs must provide communication support like sign language interpreters […]

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, […]

What helps people wear their hearing aids? Research from the Cochrane Collaboration

July 25, 2014

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WHY AREN’T YOU WEARING YOUR HEARING AIDS? Sorry for shouting; I know that’s not helpful, actually. I’m wearing mine, but then I can’t hear a thing without them, and if you can then it’s all more complicated. So far from straightforward, in fact, that up to 40% of adults with acquired hearing loss who are […]

Deaf News: Concerns raised for health and care for Deaf people in Oxfordshire

July 21, 2014

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A new report launched today by community interest company Sign Lingual UK and commissioned by consumer champion Healthwatch Oxfordshire highlights a lack of access to health and care services for the Deaf community in Oxfordshire. The Sign Lingual report reveals that current health provision and services in Oxfordshire are not meeting the needs of Deaf people, leaving members of this community at a disadvantage compared to hearing […]

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 […]