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Lipreading Awareness Week 2020

Well Lipreading Awareness Week 2019 has come and gone.
Don’t miss out in 2020 put the date in your diary 14 – 19 September 2020.
Remember to let us know if you are running taster sessions well in advance so that they can go on the calendar page and on

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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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Stories for lipreaders – new website launched

A group of Hampshire lipreading tutors, lipreaders and techno-wizards has joined forces with local writers to develop an exciting new website, which uses short stories to help people with hearing loss.
‘Stories for Lipreading‘ is a new, free website for people with hearing loss, which offers the chance to practise lipreading

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Fewer people feel embarrassed to wear hearing aids

Surveys show that fewer people with hearing loss feel embarrassed about wearing hearing aids.
The  surveys, which were carried out across Europe in 2009, 2012 and 2015, show a steady decline in the percentage of hard of hearing people who indicate they are embarrassed to wear hearing aids.  Read more …

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