Getting it right for hearing
Getting it right for hearing

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

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 the experiences people are having.  We want to understand more about how well meetings and…

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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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Phone solution is blazing a digital trail

24/10/2016

How fantastic to see a company that is focused on developing ground-breaking phone solutions for people with hearing loss be included on a list of the UK's Top 20 digital innovators. Goshawk Communications made it on to the exclusive list for its work to develop the Goshawk Speech Platform, a…

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Non Executive Director needed!

25/09/2016

Could it be you? We are looking for a volunteer Non-Executive Director to assist with the development and scaling of Ideas for Ears. We have exciting projects and activities in the pipeline and seek an able individual to help guide and support the journey ahead. Many of our current activities…

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Fears of discrimination adds to workplace woes

29/08/2016

The workplace is not an easy place to be when you have hearing loss. Noisy offices, poor acoustics, meeting rooms without microphones or hearing loops, poor sound quality on voice calls, and colleagues who don't speak clearly ...  These issues and more are impacting on well-being and productivity in workplaces. Now a survey by…

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