First reported UK case of permanent hearing loss linked to COVID-19 -

First reported UK case of permanent hearing loss linked to COVID-19

First reported UK case of  permanent hearing loss linked to COVID. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although uncommon, reported sudden permanent hearing loss seems to be linked to COVID-19 infection in some people, warn doctors, reporting the first UK case in the journal BMJ Case Reports. Awareness of this possible permanent hearing loss side effect is important because[…]

Mobile phone network for personal hearing needs launches -

Mobile phone network for personal hearing needs launches

Mobile phone network for personal hearing needs launches. Mobile phone network Audacious is launching in the UK to provide a solution for users with a range of hearing needs, using technology created in partnership with audiologists to personalise calls to the user’s unique hearing profile. While Audacious was designed with hearing loss in mind, it[…]

App for Alexa launched for hearing screening -

App for Alexa launched for hearing screening

A new app for Alexa launched for hearing screening. Audiology business Amplify Hearing has launched a brand-new hearing screening app for Amazon’s Alexa after recognising a pattern in undetected hearing loss amongst the over 50s. One in six people in the UK are currently suffering from hearing loss and this app aims to address that[…]