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Archive for August 20th, 2014

20 AugA report by Sense and The Ear Foundation

Audiology services and hearing technologies: The experiences of deafblind individuals

Sense, the national deafblind charity, has launched a new report which recommends how Audiology services can best meet the needs of deafblind patients.

The estimated number of deafblind people in the UK in 2010 was around 250,000; 222,000 aged over 70 years and 33,000 aged 20-69.

It is likely that this population already use, or will need to use, audiology services and hearing technologies. Sense receives frequent enquiries from deafblind people and their families about hearing technology and audiological service provision; therefore commissioned this study to qualify the needs, experiences and expectations of deafblind people in order to shape solutions that provide the right support.

Sense has worked in collaboration with the Ear Foundation to produced an in-depth report offering insights such as: Read more of this article