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24 January 2019
The new guidance marks the culmination of a 3 year campaign by the sector to evidence and promote the need for these changes. The new guidelines reflect research published in Cochlear Implants International https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ycii20/17/sup1.
11 April 2018
A series of guides has been co-produced by the Alliance with NHS England promoting best practice as part of the Action Plan on Hearing Loss. There are three guides covering Transition to Adulthood, aimed education and service providers to support young people with hearing loss through transition.
06 October 2017
Professor Kevin Munro has written an update on behalf of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Adult Hearing Loss Guideline Committee. It is anticipated that the Committee will consult with stakeholders in November on the new guideline which will be published in May 2018.
25 September 2017
The Hearing Loss and Deafness Alliance, welcomed the research and said the quality of research provides certainty for people with hearing loss about the most effective support for them: "Cochrane systematic reviews are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources.
31 May 2017
The Alliance has welcomed the new World Health Organisation's resolution on hearing loss.
24 February 2017
The reiteration of the importance of the new Commissioning Framework in decisions about how local provision should be organised is welcome. However it is worrying that the Department of Health and NHS England have no central records of what provision is made for hearing loss locally and in which CCG's this is being restricted.
24 November 2016
The Alliance has welcomed the decision made by the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Wyre Forest CCG and NHS South Worcestershire CCG not to restrict access to hearing aids for local people across Worcestershire.
08 November 2016
On 1 October 2015 North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) brought into force its policy to end hearing aid provision for people with mild hearing loss and to severely restrict access to hearing aids for people with moderate hearing loss, becoming the first ever area in England to ration free NHS hearing aids since the inception of the NHS.
27 July 2016
The new National Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss Services was launched by NHS England's Chief Scientific Officer for England, Professor Sue Hill OBE, at the House of Commons on Tuesday 19th of July.
01 June 2016
The Hearing Loss and Deafness Alliance is hosting a workshop at The King's Fund at 8.45am on 22 June to share the forthcoming NHS England Commissioning Framework for adult hearing services and to discuss how NHS hearing services have started to tackle unmet need, improve quality and increase cost-effectiveness through outcomes-based commissioning and innovation.