Getting it right for hearing
Getting it right for hearing

Warm welcome for Hearing Access Protocol

05/08/2018

Well, what a day it was! The launch of the Hearing Access Protocol took place on Thursday, 2nd August, and the event was filled with warmth, enthusiasm and support. The launch took place in Volunteer Scotland's CommUnity Bubble Tent at the Go Live Festival in Glasgow, a venue that reflected…

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Hearing Access Protocol to be launched

31/07/2018

Could pointless meetings and events become a thing of the past for people with hearing loss?  Perhaps ... For the 11 million people across the UK who have hearing loss, attending meetings and events can be a stressful and frustrating experience. Common issues such as poor acoustics, a presenter who…

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Consultation on new protocol for meetings & events

30/04/2018

The consultation around the new hearing and deafness protocol for meetings and events closed on 15 April. Thank you to everyone who contributed thoughts, comments and suggestions. Feedback was very positive and repeatedly emphasised the value and importance of having a clear set of guidelines for making meetings and events…

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It started with coffee & a chat

23/03/2018

Thanks to Alan Blue for this guest blog.  Alan is a member of the Forth Valley University of the 3rd Age (U3A) and shares the story of how he and others from the U3A became involved in supporting Ideas for Ears to formulate new protocols & guidelines that could transform meetings…

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Meetings missing the mark due to hostile hearing conditions

30/01/2018

New survey research by Ideas for Ears suggests that hostile hearing conditions are making meetings and events inaccessible to large numbers of people across the UK who have hearing loss. The research also suggests that the difficulties that people are experiencing are typically ordinary in their nature and can, in…

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Hearing in meetings and events

09/10/2017

[UPDATE: The questionnaire referred to in this post is now closed. See the findings here.] We are exploring how easily people can hear and follow what is being said at meetings & events of all kinds. Are things great? Terrible? Variable? We have created a short questionnaire to help us gather feedback on…

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Phone calls are causing frustration and stress

06/10/2017

People with hearing loss want to be able to make and receive phone calls more easily than they are currently able to, according to new survey research by Ideas for Ears. More than 1,100 people, aged 18 to 80 plus, answered questions about their experiences of making and receiving phone…

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Win a £300 prize in our questionnaire about phone calls

28/07/2017

Complete our (reasonably!) short questionnaire by midnight Sunday 13 August and you could win £300 in Amazon vouchers! We want to discover how easy or difficult people find it to hear well on the phone. We are working to influence the people and businesses who have power to make new…

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Getting It Right For Hearing: support for project grows

14/05/2017

We're chuffed to bits! As these photographs indicate, there is plenty of support for our project to make public places more hearing-friendly. We have been out and about sharing information and gathering comments and feedback  - all on the subject of listening, hearing, communication and sound. We are finding out…

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Big news for those seeking clearer phone calls

14/05/2017

Over the last two years, Ideas for Ears has supported the clinical trials of ground-breaking technology that seeks to make voice calls clearer and easier for people with hearing loss. I am now pleased to share the big news that the innovators of this pioneering mobile phone technology, Goshawk Communications Ltd, has…

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