University of Manchester Access to Hearing Services Research

Researchers at The University of Manchester are working with Health Education England (South-East region) to look at the challenges that people with a learning disability face when they access Hearing Services (Audiology).

They want to speak to people with a learning disability who have used these services (e.g., for a hearing test or to get a hearing aid) or tried to use these services. They also want to speak to family members and/or carers if you have been involved in accessing hearing services for a person with a learning disability. 

For more information please phone 07917605544 or email

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KSS Hearing and Audiology Research Project needs your help.

In August Marianne Day, Shanice Thomas and Siobhan Brennan from University of Manchester presented their practice and research knowledge on the issues of hearing and audiology in people with learning disabilities and autistic people at a Community online event – please see the film below:-

The team are now looking for people with learning disabilities and autistic people in Kent Surrey and Sussex to participate in their research study to expose the barriers to access to good hearing for these communities, and outline some recommendations for adjustments to practice to improve this situation.

If you know of anyone that might like to contribute please contact Marianne via email