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Claritas Hearing in administration

We are sorry to hear that Claritas (formerly known as UK Hearing Care) went into administration and ceased trading in December. We know how important the relationship is between an audiologist and a hearing aid wearer, and that Claritas cus...

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NHS cochlear implant provision to be extended

Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance. The update comes after a review of the definition of severe to profound deafness which is used to i...

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World Hearing Day 2019 – Check Your Hearing

This year’s World Hearing Day takes place on Sunday 3 March with the theme of Check Your Hearing. Organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the event promotes hearing care across the globe and provides a wonderful opportunity...

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Audiologists urged to contribute to otitis externa Delphi process

The National ENT Trainee Research Network (INTEGRATE) is soon to launch a Delphi process to establish consensus on the definition, diagnosis and outcome measures for otitis externa. INTEGRATE is now inviting a varied mix of stakeholders to p...

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BIHIMA Q3 data shows solid growth in private hearing market

  The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has released the Q3 results of its members, providing a useful picture of current trends and developments within the UK and Irish hearing care markets. The mo...

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Congress 2019
21-22 June
Ricoh Arena, Coventry