An arts charity is calling for theatres to do more to help deaf people enjoy performances. London venues, including the National Theatre and the British Library, are taking part in Captioning Awareness Week, set up charity Stagetext to promote the concept of digitally captioned shows. This uses an LED display near the stage to show […]
A mind-controlled hearing aid that allows the wearer to focus on particular voices has been created by scientists, who say it could transform the ability of those with hearing impairments to cope with noisy environments. Find out more.
White noise is not the same as other noise — and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect as white noise. With a background of continuous white noise, hearing pure sounds becomes even more precise, as researchers have shown. Their findings could be applied to the further development of cochlear implants. See […]
Unsure about what a hearing loop actually is? Want to know how and where to use one? Take a look at Contacta’s new animated video, which seeks to tell you everything you’ll need to know about the basics of hearing loops. See the video here.
For years, deaf and disabled music fans have faced huge barriers when it comes to booking concert tickets. Ticketmaster’s scheme allows fans to submit details of their disability online. Once validated, the information is bound to their profile, meaning they can book tickets for all future gigs without extra effort. In participating venues, accessible seats […]