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COVID and hearing – please help us

Have you had COVID before? Do you feel this has affected your hearing and balance or had no effect at all? Seventeen more volunteers needed to complete our study on COVID and hearing! Could you be one of them?   It is two years to the day since the first national UK COVID lockdown was …

Patients and public leading at the crossover of mental health and hearing

Hearing and mental health overlap For what remain as ‘hidden’ disabilities, hearing and mental health conditions are incredibly common: 1.6 billion people live with hearing loss, while 792 million people are affected by mental health issues. Despite their prevalence, social stigma is attached to both and there is little public understanding of their impact. Also, …

Using apps to help manage your tinnitus

It is #TinnitusWeek this week. We are continuing with our tinnitus research and you can read more about what we are doing at: https://nottinghambrc.nihr.ac.uk/about-nottingham-brc/news/3777-hearing-theme-raising-awareness-of-tinnitus-as-numbers-of-patients-predicted-to-rise. We thought we would take this opportunity to highlight one way that people might find helpful for managing their tinnitus. Do you have a smartphone or tablet? Do you know that …

Help us find out if COVID-19 affects hearing, tinnitus and balance – please take part!

The COVID-19 pandemic is ever evolving and research communities around the world have contributed a monumental effort into understanding more about this new virus, and the symptoms and side effects associated. It has been suggested that COVID-19 may possibly have an impact on hearing, cause or worsen tinnitus (ringing or other sounds in the ears) …

Taking steps forward in discovering drugs to treat tinnitus

We know that various treatments can help people manage their tinnitus but everyone would like there to be a cure for tinnitus. We are not there yet, but work is being done to find one. For Tinnitus Week, we would like to revisit the work we did to test a new drug. Back in 2014/15, …

Hearing difficulties during challenging times

Social distancing is very much in the news. Professor David Baguley, Professor of Hearing Sciences, and Dr Adele Horobin, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager, both members of our Hearing Theme, reflect on the double challenge for people with hearing loss.   New challenges   The change to our daily routines that the Coronavirus …