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Gene that causes Otosclerosis identified

This is the first very welcome step towards finding a way to prevent otosclerosis, one of the most common forms of hearing loss in younger people.
https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/news-and-events/all-regions/press-releases/new-research-discovers-gene-that-causes-common-deafness.aspx

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Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

Atla Chair, Molly Berry is on the BBC2 program “Trust me, I’m a Doctor”, on Wednesday 10th January at 8.30.
Here is an article from the BBC news website, by Dr Michael Mosley of the Trust Me team about hearing loss and this program, do have a read
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42620387

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Tutor opportunities in Leicestershire

The Leslie Edwards Trust is seeking a lipreading tutor urgently for the Leicestershire area – primarily for daytime teaching.
Although our tutors are freelance and free to seek out additional opportunities, we aim to have long term relationships where we find the funding to support lipreading classes in Leicestershire.
We

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Training opportunity for a would-be lipreading tutor

Training opportunity for a would-be lipreading tutor

for the Central England Lipreading Support Trust (CELST), a charity based in Warwickshire, whose aim is to provide Lipreading Courses for people with hearing loss.

We currently have four courses running – in Coventry, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford upon Avon and are hoping to expand to Solihull this

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ATLA is 40!

ATLA has reached a milestone anniversary – its 40th year. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only country in the world that has formal lipreading teacher training courses, with a recognised qualification and a professional supporting body.
Read more of our history here.

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Sound: Stories of hearing lost and found

A fascinating book about one woman’s experience of losing and regaining her hearing. It’s currently (May 22-26) being read on Radio 4 as Book of the Week. (NOT the ideal medium! ATLA will contact the BBC.)
In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had

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