Soundbite is the monthly newsletter of Action on Hearing Loss focussing on biomedical research.This month we tell you about new PhD projects we’re funding, find out about technology being trialled in theatres to improve subtitling, talk about research into preventing childhood deafness, and introduce new information about products and technology to help with hearing loss.
Transforming theatre subtitles
Read about the National Theatre’s trial of new technology. They hope it will enable people with hearing loss to see subtitles for theatre performances in front of their eyes, using special glasses.
Preventing childhood deafness
We’ve been supporting the biotechnology company Otomagnetics, which has recently announced an important breakthrough towards preventing hearing loss in children caused by a widely used anti-cancer drug.
Technology to help you
Our website has new information about products and technology that can help you to stay independent and continue to do the things you want to do – whether you’re at home, out and about, at work or at school.
Carly, from our research team, tells us about some of our new PhD projects starting this month.