30 January 2018
We highlight our launch into hyperacusis research, starting by finding out what questions people with hyperacusis want research to answer. This newsletter issue also includes items on new studies starting, including an exploration into why listening with hearing loss is an effort and whether it is feasible to run large clinical trials - one on testing online listening training games for people with hearing loss and another for testing the benefits of hearing aids for adults with tinnitus. We also provide a study update on the Foundation study (looking into the feasibility of comparing the benefits of two cochlear implants versus one). The COMIT'ID study reports on the Core Outcome Sets agreed for tinnitus treatments and we give an overview of the Cochrane review on Hearing Aids for Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss in Adults. We also report on the INVOLVE conference from 2017, the launch of the EU-funded European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research and the common cause for dispute regarding TV volume preference in households with hearing-impaired family members.
27 July 2017
We have launched! Welcome to our first newsletter as part of the new NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. Read about the NIHR Nottingham BRC's launch event on 1 June and find out about our activities and awards from the past few months. We are as busy as ever!
17 March 2017
This issue shall be our last as a Nottingham Biomedical Research Unit. However, from 1 April, 2017, we shall become part of a larger Biomedical Research Centre. This issue summarises and celebrates our achievements since we achieved Biomedical Research Unit status in 2008. It also looks forward to our 'new beginning' as part of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre.
01 December 2016
We have had some great news since the previous newsletter - Nottingham is to receive £23.6m to establish the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. Our Unit will become part of this Centre and guarantees our funding for the next five years! Read more in this edition of our newsletter. Autumn 2016 also includes reports on community events we have been involved with, prizes and research grants we have won and study updates. We have also hosted Audiology and Ear/Nose/Throat trainees from across Europe and were pleased to offer a placement to a local A level student.
24 June 2016
With so much in the media recently about purported links between hearing loss, hearing aids and dementia, we thought it apt to summarise the evidence and to share with you what work we are planning in this area. We also give you a snapshot of other activities and news, including a report on the Tinnitus Research Initiative conference that we co-hosted this year and our strong presence at the British Society of Audiology conference. We also report on a major study - a Health Technology Assessment - on the value and benefits of screening children for hearing loss when they start school. In addition, we welcome the opportunity to promote the launch of SoundSpace online, which we helped fund and develop. We also welcome the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research to the University of Nottingham. The Institute is now a unit within the University's School of Medicine.
04 February 2016
It's Tinnitus Awareness Week 8-14 February, and we welcome the opportunity to promote this and the worthwhile work that the British Tinnitus Association does to support people with tinnitus. This edition provides an update on our tinnitus research activities. It also includes a feature on C2Hear Online, a new free online service to help hearing aid users and a big congratulations to one of our members of staff who won an 'Above and Beyond' award from the School of Medicine.
02 November 2015
The front page is dedicated to research we are doing to help address the needs of people with single-sided deafness. This edition also features our success at this year's British Tinnitus Association conference, an update on the QUIET-1 tinnitus clinical trial, completion of the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership on mild to moderate hearing loss and some of our public engagement work.
30 April 2015
This edition highlights Deaf Awareness Week (4-10 May). We feature research relating to helping people adapt to hearing loss. This includes our front page article on a national Priority Setting Partnership which we are co-ordinating with support from the James Lind Alliance. The Partnership will ensure full public input into setting future priorities in mild to moderate hearing loss research. Other articles feature research around adapting to using hearing aids, understanding single-sided deafness and the use of cochlear implants. We also feature news from local charities The Ear Foundation and Nottinghamshire Deaf Society.
21 January 2015
This edition of our newsletter ties in with Tinnitus Awareness Week (2-8 February 2015). It highlights some of the latest developments in our tinnitus research and provides a feature on the British Tinnitus Association.
29 September 2014
This edition features some of the work we do in understanding how our brains process and make sense of the sounds around us.