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NICE Issue Final Guidance on Cochlear Implant criteria

The Alliance has today (7th March) welcomed the new guidelines on published by NICE on Cochlear Implants. The guidelines will expand the criteria that health professionals use when determining who is eligible for a cochlear implant within the NHS. This … Continue reading

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New proposal for a College of Audiology – join the discussion

A joint Statement launched today (19th of Feb) from BAA, BSA, BSHAA and the NCHA proposes setting up a College of Audiology so as to achieve a more powerful voice for the Audiology profession. They state that; “We believe that a … Continue reading

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Hundreds more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS

The Alliance has welcomed the new guidance NICE has issued (4th Jan 2019) on the candidacy criteria for cochlear implants; https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/hundreds-more-children-and-adults-eligible-for-cochlear-implants-on-the-nhs The new guidance states that; “For the purposes of this guidance, severe to profound deafness is defined as hearing only … Continue reading

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What Works Guides on Hearing Loss

A series of guides has been co-produced by the Alliance  with NHS England promoting best practice as part of the Action Plan on Hearing Loss. There are three guides covering Transition to Adulthood, aimed education and service providers to support … Continue reading

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NICE guideline on assessment and management of adult hearing loss

Professor Kevin Munro has written an update on behalf of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Adult Hearing Loss Guideline Committee. It is anticipated that the Committee will consult with stakeholders in November on the new guideline … Continue reading

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Hearing aids change lives and improve health-New Research published by Cochrane confirms the effectiveness of Hearing Aids

New research published today (25 September 2017) by a team from the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, led by Dr Melanie Ferguson, shows the life-changing impact of hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. Dr Ferguson’s research, “Hearing aids … Continue reading

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World Health Assembly Resolution on Hearing Loss 30th of May

The Alliance has welcomed the new World Health Organisation’s resolution on hearing loss. The relevant statement from the Assembly is reproduced below. Deafness and hearing loss Delegates agreed to intensify action to prevent deafness and hearing loss. Some 360 million … Continue reading

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