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October 5, 2017
Action on Hearing Loss Newsletter – SEPTEMBER 2017

[Action on Hearing Loss] Welcome to your new-look charity eNewsletter with all the latest news about what Action on Hearing Loss is doing to help people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the lives they choose.

In this issue, Dr Ian Wiggins tells us about his research into how much effort it takes for people with hearing loss to listen, which may make the brain work harder to make sense of sounds. Improving our understanding in this area is crucial to ensuring that, in future, hearing aids can be designed not just to make sounds audible, but also to make listening as easy as possible.

Read Dr Wiggin’s blog post to find out more about this and his future research plans.

Listening: a work out for the brain?

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Carols by Candlelight


Join us for our magical Carols by Candlelight

5th DEC

Location:St Barthomelew the Great, EC1A 7BE

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

“What a wonderful way to start the festive period – the carols were beautiful, the readings moving and the Christmas treats were delicious!”

Héloïse  Heau, Carol Concert attendee.

We warmly invite you, your family and friends to this year’s Carols by Candlelight in the beautiful and historic Church of St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London.

We’re delighted to welcome back the Blackheath Prep School Chamber Choir and to have the Addision Singers perform for us for the first time. Afterwards, warm cheer, mince pies and mulled wine await in the Cloisters Café. Tickets: £25 each.

Book online >



Speak Easy: friends dining out


Speak Easy is going to The Restaurant Show…

…And in the run-up,  we want your support to raise awareness about why restaurants need to ditch the din! Two minutes to spare? Email  your local news editor with your experience of noisy restaurants.

Email your editor  >




The Equality Act 2010 – an overview

You’ll find this factsheet useful if you want an outline of how the Equality Act 2010 protects people who are deaf or have hearing loss from discrimination (unfair treatment).

Download factsheet  >