If you could improve three things about audiology appointments what would they be? Online booking? Appointments by text? Hearing loop at reception? Visual screen to alert you that it's your turn? Hearing loop in the clinic? Use of speech to text throughout the appointment? Audiologist to wear a clear mask or use a screen rather than a facemask? Share your wishes with us today at 1pm. Use the hashtag #HearingLossHour to join in!
This month's #HearingLossHour will be (as they say in footballing circles) a game of two halves. The first half an hour will be devoted to discussing how everyone is getting on with their different stages of lockdown. How are you coping now that more people are wearing masks? Do you and your partner/friends feel obliged to use a mask even though people are exmpt if the person they're with is a lipreader (well, that's the case here in Scotland). The second half of the hour wil
Why you should join in #HearingLossHour Living through this pandemic, with its risks and various lockdown rules, is putting a strain on all of us. For those of us with hearing loss, we face additional difficulties to hearing people - distancing making it harder to hear what people are saying, mask making it impossible to lipread, and the feeling of isolation growing... On Tuesday 2 June, we will continue discussing how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting us - collectively a
Deaf Awareness Week takes place from 4 to 10 May 2020. It aims to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK. The theme this year is ‘Acquired deafness’. Who coordinates Deaf Awareness Week?
The UK Council on Deafness coordinates the awareness week. It is the national umbrella organisation for charities and professional bodies working in the field of deafness. #HearingLossHour and Deaf Awareness Week #HearingLossHour is a monthly live
Today is World Hearing Day and the theme is ' Hearing for life: Don’t let hearing loss limit you' and that's our theme for today's HearingLossHour. Our event is on the global event map! Here are the key messages from the World Health Organisation: Here are our questions for today's #HearingLossHour. We hope you'll join us at 1pm (GMT) today! To read more about the benefits of being open about having hearing loss, read today's blog on the Rayovac website. #WorldHearingDay2020
Welcome to the new year - and our fifth year of #HearingLossHour! Join us today at 1pm when we'll be discussing setting new goals and how to achieve them. So, whether you'd like to learn to lipread, sign, use a hearing loop, or experience a captioned theatre performance, we'll have some tips for you. We'll also be looking at how to get better sleep. And relaxation ideas. And the best rewards for your efforts. We'd love you to join in and share your goals and tips for success.
Today's #HearingLossHour is dedicated to my friend's 11 year-old daughter who has just recently been fitted with her first pair of hearing aids. No one in their family has experienced hearing loss before; this is all new territory for them. So, I thought it would be a nice idea if we shared tips, experiences, and words of advice that I can pass on to help my friend and her daughter. Please join us at 1pm (UK time) today. #hearinglosshour #hearingloss #school #childswallowedba
It's been a busy few months here at #HearingLossHour HQ, so apologies for the lack of blog posts over recent months. After 9 years of working four days a week, I started working full-time in January with a combination of two different jobs - 3 days a week as a marketing officer for a UK charity which is based in London - and 2 days a week doing PR for a local charity here in the Scottish Borders. I'm also still working as a freelance journalist. (In fact, my husband and I hav
We all know how tiring it can be to concentrate for long periods of time in order to follow conversations, work-related meetings, or dialogue on TV shows. Listening 'extra hard' for a long time without a break - combined with lipreading - is exhausting. What can we do to manage what's known as 'concentration fatigue'? Join us We're inviting you to join us on Twitter on Tuesday 6th August to share tips and experiences relating to concentration fatigue. Use the Twitter search f
On Wednesday 3rd April, we'll be inviting you to join the live discussion about hearing loss and its impact on career choices. We'd like to hear about your experiences - good, bad, and ugly. Did you change career because of your hearing loss? Do you now feel happier as a result? Did you have to leave a job because of your hearing loss - or retire through ill-health? Perhaps you chose to become self-employed to avoid communication issues or job interviews? Have you chosen a ca