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Benefits for the hearing disabled

... Benefits for the hearing disabled HEARING LOSS, BENEFITS, AUDIOLOGY The World Health Organisation has predicted that by 2030 adult-onset hearing loss will be one of the top ten problems in Britain, outstripping both cataracts and diabetes. So how do you get help and are there ...

Hearing service cuts in the NHS

... Hearing service cuts in the NHS Hearing loss, deafness, NHS, hearing aid, hearing test, audiology Are you starting to wonder when that appointment for the NHS audiologist is ever going to come through for your parent? Are you puzzled that they have a ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... Independent living with hearing loss hearing loss, independence, hearing aid, deafness It can be a worry if your parent has significant hearing loss. Do you worry if they don't answer the phone, and even rush round or send a neighbour to check if they're ...

How to help your parents manage tinnitus

... How to help your parents manage tinnitus tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing aid, nhs, audiology Emily Broomhead, Projects Manager for the British Tinnitus Association, shares practical tips for managing your parent's tinnitus and delves into the different devices you can buy to help. ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jacky. Another urgent call from mum but fortunately this one is less of a crisis than many others. Dad has walked ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... don't provide the answer. We tried the Geemarc CL4700 rather stylish wireless headphones that can link with the television and help the hard of hearing. Once they're set up they are pretty easy to use and recharge and they're comfortable to wear. Impressively we could hear the ...

I cant believe you said that

... are the stuff of his life now, and some days he doesn't have much else to talk about. If they don't want to hear, they'll soon learn not to ask. Maybe number one isn't so bad then. But the second situation involves people you don't ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... smartphone with a second optional easy-to-use operating system. It also has big icons, loud, clear sound for people who are hard of hearing, hearing aid compatibility, and SOS button for emergencies. 139.99 SIM-free from Robert Dyas. Amplicomms also offers a M7000i retro flip ...

Older but not over the hill

... There's a societal habit of associating old age with decrepitude. Because someone is elderly they automatically can't do things for themselves. They can't hear and see as they used to and therefore they're considered incapable. This widely shared assumption seems to create an "invisible barrier" ...

Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... Stories on the When They Get Older website describe the conflicting feelings that arise and, as someone who supports family carers, I often hear heart-rending accounts of family rifts, carer stress and isolation, and the dilemmas around juggling eldercare with work and the other demands of ...