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Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britons 2016

The Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britons celebrates the achievements of exceptional people from all walks of life, of all ages and from all over the United Kingdom. 

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Department of Health to consider hearing loss in strategy

The national charity Action on Hearing Loss has welcomed the Department of Health's announcement that it will consider how the proposed Long Term Conditions Outcomes Strategy can benefit people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britons 2016

The Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britons celebrates the achievements of exceptional people from all walks of life, of all ages and from all over the United Kingdom. 

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Nine out of 10 over-50's suffer hearing loss in silence

Almost nine out of 10 over-50s* suffer from hearing loss but most are too embarrassed to admit it, new research has revealed.
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Comfort Sounds

What does the noise of rain on the window and the sound of the radio have in common? They were voted into the top three sounds the UK find most comforting in a recent survey conducted to discover what the nation most loves to hear.

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Warning over cold infections that can cause hearing loss

A simple cold infection can in rare cases have a devastating impact on your hearing, experts have warned.
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Prince Phillip Wears Hearing Aids for the First Time

Proving that hearing aids are fit for royalty, Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh has been sighted at a public appearance wearing 'behind-the-ear' hearing aids.
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Hearing impairment a major barrier to education

Hearing impairment presents a "major barrier" to children seeking to succeed in mainstream education, according to a new report from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center in the US.
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Scientists have developed a piece of technology that allows people to 'hear' via the tongue

French researchers have discovered a molecule that, when absent, seems to be responsible for noise-induced hearing loss.
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Bruce Willis interview manner is down to hearing loss, says daughter

Hollywood action hero Bruce Willis may have a reputation as something of a surly customer who doesn't have much to say in interviews, but his daughter suggests that this may not just be down to a disinterest in promoting his own movies - hearing loss could play a part.
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Hidden Hearing Loss Could Explain Non-Detectable Aural Issues

Diana Pilkington was surprised to receive a clean bill of health after experiencing long-standing hearing difficulties, but a new test exposed issues hidden from standard pure tone audiometry tests.
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Tinnitus Support Group Launched in Staffordshire

Residents suffering from tinnitus in Staffordshire can now attend a new support group. 
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New software suggests development in hearing aid technology

Researchers at Cambridge University claim to have developed new computer software which will further enhance the benefits of hearing aids.
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New Smartphone App Allows Sign Language Texting

A new app for smartphone keyboards called Signily allows users to send text messages and emails using sign language symbols.
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Health Committee Calls For Better Deaf Healthcare

A new report has found an urgent need for better health services for deaf people.
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Inner ear proteins may repair and renew hair cells

Scientists have found that the movement of a protein, which exists within the bundles of hair-like protrusions atop hair cells, exhibits the hallmarks of a repair and renewal process.
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Teens warned over danger to hearing posed by rock concerts

Nearly three-quarters of teens attending a single rock concert experienced some form of hearing loss after the gig, according to the results of a new study.
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Technology capable of turning signs into text set to "empower" sign language users

Scientists at Technabling, an off-shoot company of the University of Aberdeen, are developing new technology that is capable of reading sign language and turning it into written words, according to a report from the University of Aberdeen (March 12th).
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BHI draws link between heart and hearing health

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) urges people with cardiovascular disease to get their hearing checked out.
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Breaking the Stigma around Hearing Loss

Over the festive period you may have noticed a relative or friend acting out of sorts. While it is easy to dismiss this as old age or drink induced, did you ever consider it may be due to a hearing problem?
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Calls for action on tinnitus and hearing loss

A national charity has called on the pharmaceutical industry to invest more in finding treatments for tinnitus and hearing loss.
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Hearing Aid Market to be Worth Over $5,000 Million by 2020

According to a new study by Grand View Research Inc., the global market for hearing aids is set to rise by 3.2 per cent from 2014 to 2020.
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Molecule critical to noise-induced hearing loss is discovered

French researchers have discovered a molecule that, when absent, seems to be responsible for noise-induced hearing loss.
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Drugs to Treat Hearing Loss Could Be Available by 2020

The first drugs to treat hearing loss could be available in the next five years, according to a new report. 
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Study reveals heightened sense of touch in people deaf from birth

People who are deaf from birth process the sense of touch differently in their brains than those who are born with normal hearing, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has revealed. 
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Hearing loss danger for student musicians

Student musicians have been urged to take greater care of their hearing, as a new academic study shows the impact that loud music is having on the hearing of teens.
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Customer Service Award for Amplifon

We take great pride in our Customer Service - and our Sutton Coldfield branch has an award to prove it!
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Funding Announced for Tinnitus Treatments

Charity Action on Hearing Loss has recently announced plans for a new study that will be conducted at Newcastle University. 
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New Study Finds Genetic Predisposition for Hearing Loss

A genome-wide association study has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others.
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New cancer treatment will reduce hearing loss

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has revealed plans to invest as much as £150 million in a radiotherapy cancer treatment that uses proton beams, which could help cancer sufferers to retain their hearing.
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Antibiotic with known link to hearing loss made safer

The type of antibiotic known as aminoglycoside has been recently altered by scientists to make it safer for patients. Previously, the drug has been known to cause side effects such as hearing loss and kidney damage and are used to treat serious infections and sepsis. 
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Mouth Guard Could Provide a Simpler Alternative to Cochlear Implants

Scientists have developed a piece of technology that allows people to 'hear' via the tongue.
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New middle ear device to restore lost hearing

Swedish scientists are claiming a breakthrough with a new type of hearing device for those with problems in the middle ear, which could improve life experiences for many of those suffering hearing impairment.
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Ear Care Day - Tuesday March 3rd

This year, Tuesday March 3rd is International Ear Care Day. The focus of 2015's awareness day will be on making the act of listening safe, specifically targeting preventable sound damage. 
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Amplifon Exclusive*: The new ReSound LiNX™ hearing aid

Amplifon is delighted to announce an exclusive deal to bring the world's smartest hearing aid to the UK.
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Possibility of 3D-Printed Hearing Aids Grows

3D printing of medical devices has become increasingly widespread across a number of applications, with hope that hearing aids will soon be produced in the same way.
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Could your lifestyle contribute to future hearing loss?

It's well documented that age can contribute to hearing loss, but did you know other factors such as lifestyle choices and noises we experience in our day-to-day lives can too?
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TV Doctor couldn’t hear the TV...

Dr Chris Steele MBE tells how hearing technology has transformed his life and why he believes everyone over 50 needs to get their hearing checked.
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Hearing loss linked to other, more worrying diseases?

During Child Safety Week in the UK (June 18th to 24th), the US is promoting National Employee Wellness Month. In light of this, Stateside-based charity the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) has called on companies to make hearing health a top priority in their workplace wellness initiatives.
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Study Highlights Social Importance Of Hearing Loss Treatments

A study by the American Psychological Association has highlighted the importance of treating hearing loss adequately, showing that hearing aids can "significantly" lessen depression and anxiety.
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How to protect your hearing during the festival season

We've put together some easy tips and information to protect your hearing health during the festival season.
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