Getting it right for hearing
Getting it right for hearing

Hearing access to be debated in Scottish Parliament

19/02/2019

We are delighted that hearing access is to be debated in the Scottish Parliament as part of a motion recognising World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week. The debate will take place on Thursday 28 February at 12:45pm, straight after First Minister's Questions.  It was lodged by Alexander Stewart, MSP…

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Gamification project to assist hearing access

19/02/2019

Ideas for Ears is collaborating with researchers at University of Dundee on the development of a digital tool that will help to make group discussions more accessible to those with hearing loss. It is also expected to have benefits that extend beyond those with hearing loss. The project involves use of…

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Brogan – In at the deep end!

08/02/2019

Post by Brogan Young, University of Stirling student who is on placement with Ideas for Ears   On Wednesday the 6th of January, a joint consultation meeting took place at the Albert Halls in Stirling, central Scotland. The event was concerning the Health and Social Partnership Plan 2019-2022 for the…

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Hearing Awareness Week 2019

06/02/2019

Hearing Awareness Week will this year run 3 to 9 March, 2019. It originated in Australia but has now been adopted in Scotland to provide an opportunity to reflect on the actions, practices and environments that positively enhance hearing-related experiences. Hearing is relevant to everyone, everywhere.  It is especially relevant to…

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Introducing Brogan – our student support

29/01/2019

Hello to Brogan Young, who has joined the Ideas for Ears team to help groups and clubs in the Forth Valley area of Scotland to learn more about hearing access.  Here's Brogan's first post ...   I am Brogan - an undergraduate Psychology student at the University of Stirling. I…

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Hearing Access Protocol booklet – now available

01/01/2019

Learn more about the 'Must-Dos' for meetings and events in this short booklet that summarises the crucial things that everyone should know about hearing access. It sets out the Must-Dos for organisers, presenters, everyone in the room, and people with hearing loss. Workshops and video consultations are also available to…

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Photos of a positive, powerful and purposeful event

06/08/2018

Photographs taken at the launch event for the Hearing Access Protocol on Thursday, 2nd August 2018. 

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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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