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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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Government Confirms that CCG’s should use new Commissioning Framework when reviewing services

In a Parliamentary answer in reply to Norman Lamb MP which asked; To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on the number of clinical commissioning groups which are considering further restrictions on access to hearing … Continue reading

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CCG’s listen to evidence on the importance of not restricting access to hearing aids on the NHS

The Alliance has welcomed the decision made by the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Wyre Forest CCG and NHS South Worcestershire CCG not to restrict access to hearing aids for local people across Worcestershire. The decision … Continue reading

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Rationing of Hearing Aids Challenged

On 1 October 2015 North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) brought into force its policy to end hearing aid provision for people with mild hearing loss and to severely restrict access to hearing aids for people with moderate hearing loss, … Continue reading

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New NHS England Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss services welcomed by Alliance

The new National Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss Services was launched by NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer for England, Professor Sue Hill OBE, at the House of Commons on Tuesday 19th of July. The Framework provides a comprehensive guide for … Continue reading

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King’s Fund event examines improvements in hearing services

The Hearing Loss and Deafness Alliance is hosting a workshop at The King’s Fund at 8.45am on 22 June to share the forthcoming NHS England Commissioning Framework for adult hearing services and to discuss how NHS hearing services have started to tackle … Continue reading

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