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Help us understand how and why people use – or don’t use – their hearing aids

Do you have hearing aids? Do you use them regularly, sometimes or not at all? We need your help! Please complete our questionnaires to help us understand how we can make it easier for people to use their hearing aids. Contact paige.church@nottingham.ac.uk to take part. Read below to find out more! Thank you. Approximately 12 …

Hearing aids versus a cochlear implant – which is better for adults with severe hearing loss? 

Well, for adults who have hearing loss equal to or greater than 80dB, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advise that a cochlear implant is better.  But what about adults who just miss out on this cut-off point? People with hearing loss between 70dB and 80dB? Well, the evidence isn’t clear – there exists a ‘grey …

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) …

International Cochlear Implant Day

Cochlear implants can help even the most profoundly deafened people to hear. They capture sounds and digitise them – turn them into electrical signals – before relaying these signals directly to the inner ear, or the cochlea. Here, the signals excite the hearing nerve which then sends impulses to the brain so the person can …

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, …