Help us take ac­tion over hear­ing loss

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - GORKI DUHRA Ac­tion on Hear­ing Loss

AC­TION on Hear­ing Loss (for­merly the RNID) is invit­ing peo­ple in Uxbridge who are deaf or have hear­ing loss or tin­ni­tus to join the char­ity’s re­search panel and help in­flu­ence its work.

Pan­el­lists will have reg­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties to take part in the UK’s largest hear­ing loss char­ity’s re­search pro­jects by com­plet­ing short sur­veys, as well as through one-to-one in­ter­views and fo­cus groups.

Ev­i­dence gath­ered through the re­search will in­form Ac­tion on Hear­ing Loss’s pol­icy, ser­vices and cam­paign­ing work for a world where hear­ing loss doesn’t limit or la­bel peo­ple, tin­ni­tus is si­lenced and where peo­ple value and look af­ter their hear­ing.

Direc­tor of pol­icy and cam­paigns Roger Wicks says: “We’d be grate­ful if Uxbridge res­i­dents would get in­volved in our panel, which we hope of­fers a great op­por­tu­nity to feed in their first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of hear­ing loss and high­light ev­ery­day is­sues that will help shape our future work, sup­port­ing peo­ple who are deaf or have hear­ing loss or tin­ni­tus to live their lives to the full.”

For more in­for­ma­tion or to get in­volved in the re­search panel, peo­ple can com­plete a short ques­tion­naire at www.aohl.org.uk/ re­search­panel or by e-mail­ing panel@hear­ingloss.org.uk.

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