On this page, we share trustworthy evidence and resources about hearing conditions and highlight opportunities to take part in research. Our blogs help to set evidence in context and make it easy to understand, and often include reflections from people living with hearing conditions and from health professionals and researchers.
Tag: hearing loss
Ear drops to remove earwax: a quick look
Professor Martin Burton looks at the evidence on ear drops for removing earwax, and some things to think about, including whether you need to remove it at all.
Dementia and hearing conditions: what do we most need to know?
A new project aims to find out what are the top questions that need answering about dementia and hearing conditions, in the first Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to look at two health areas together. Sarah Chapman looks at what this is about, and hears from some of those involved in the PSP about what it hopes to achieve and why it’s important.
Menière’s disease: experience, evidence gaps & treatment choices
In a blog for people with Menière's disease and those supporting them, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on treatments and talks to her husband Tim about living with Menière’s and making choices about treatments, and to researcher Katie Webster and Ear, Nose and Throat doctor Martin Burton, who are both authors of new Cochrane Reviews on treatments for Menière's.
Severe hearing loss in adults: finding out whether cochlear implants or hearing aids are better
Dr Adele Horobin, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager at the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre discusses COACH, a new clinical trial aiming to find out if hearing aids or a cochlear implant is better for adults with severe hearing loss
Living with long-term conditions: a Cochrane UK special series
Throughout June, we are shining a spotlight on living with long-term conditions, sharing blogs that include relevant evidence and personal reflections. The series will also include a discussion on Twitter about the impact language can have on people with long-term conditions.
Chronic suppurative otitis media (infection and inflammation of the middle ear): Cochrane evidence on treatment options
This blog for people affected by chronic suppurative otitis media looks at the evidence from seven recent Cochrane Reviews exploring the benefits and harms of various treatment options.
Hearing aids: evidence, equity and rationing
In this blog for the Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on hearing aids for adults with acquired hearing loss.
Water precautions for children with grommets: is it worth the bother?
Professor Martin Burton says it's time for health professionals to take a fresh look at the advice they give parents about water precautions for children with grommets
Top 10 priorities for research on mild-moderate hearing loss
What's most important in hearing loss research and how we decided
Hearing loss: priority setting in research
Working out what matters most for future research. Members of the Priority Setting Partnership for mild to moderate hearing loss explain
Learning to love our hearing aids. The good, the bad, the ugly and the evidence
For adults who lose hearing, being given hearing aids is just the start. Read on for evidence and experience