Getting it right for hearing
Getting it right for hearing

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

  Fantastic to see that a company focused on developing ground-breaking phone solutions for people with hearing loss has been 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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Getting It Right For Ears

18/08/2016

Do noise levels in cafes or restaurants create problems for you? Do you wish tables were made available in 'quiet zones' - like the smoking areas we used to have? A new community project, Getting It Right For Hearing, is underway in Stirling and Clackmannanshire to help make cafes, restaurants and other…

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Curtains up! Experiences of theatre-goers with hearing loss revealed

27/05/2016

Poor experiences are commonplace for people with hearing loss who attend theatres or concert halls. That is one of the main findings from a survey recently carried out by Ideas for Ears. 94% of survey respondents said hearing ability has resulted in them having a poor experience, and 83% said they…

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Hearing in the workplace – experiences of office employees

02/03/2016

Well-being and productivity of office-based staff is being negatively affected by a range of hidden issues connected with the way that people hear. These are the findings of a comprehensive survey carried out by Ideas for Ears in collaboration with NHS Forth Valley Healthy Working Lives. The findings have implications for…

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New telephone technology is talking point

24/02/2016

"Voices were not louder but the sound definition was crisper and far easier to understand.”  This is what Francis Masserick said when I asked him to sum up his overall experiences of using the newly developed Goshawk Speech Platform. Francis Masserick,volunteer  Francis is 65 years old and has hearing loss. He was one of…

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Survey Findings: Theatres and Concert Halls

16/11/2015

Read the full story on our blog here. Question 1 Have you ever been to a theatre or concert hall and had a poor experience because of your hearing ability? No Yes 6.3% (9) 93.7% (134) N = 143   Question 2 Have you been to a theatre or concert hall…

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