Education Sector

University College London



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University of Manchester



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Swansea University

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Southampton University



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Queen Margaret University



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DeMontfort University



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City Lit



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Aston University



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Anglia Ruskin University


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Manufacturers and Suppliers Organisations

International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association

The International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association (IHLMA) is an association of the major manufacturers of audio induction loop equipment, aiming to support good quality loop installations around the world. 

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The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA)

The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) is a trade association which represents in Britain and Ireland some of the world’s leading hearing instrument manufacturers. It seeks to be a voice for its members within the sector, as well as helping to increase public awareness about hearing solutions.

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National Third Sector Organisations

Accredited Schools online

Supporting students with hearing impairments. 

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Sound Seekers partners with major hospitals, health service providers and schools to establish audiology and education services for children and adults with hearing loss in the poorest communities in Africa. They currently have projects in Cameroon, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Zambia.



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A national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.



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Scottish Sensory Centre

An organisation that has the mission is to foster educational, research and development activities relating to children and young people with a sensory impairment in Scotland.



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National Deaf Children’s Society

A national charity which has the objective of furthering the education of and to relieve the needs of deaf children.



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National Association of Deafened People

A national charity providing information and support for deafened people who have lost all or most of their useful hearing, and for their families and friends, to help enable them to regain their independence and enjoy the best quality of life.



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Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A national charity and centre of excellence in training dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings.

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Hearing Link

A charity with the remit to ensure that people living with hearing loss can find the information they need, the specialist services they require, and the social contact they want in order to live well with hearing loss.



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Ear Foundation

An independent charity that helps deaf people and their families make the best use of technology to improve hearing, communication and spoken language.



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British Tinnitus Association

The British Tinnitus Association strives to be the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus and their carers in the UK and to advocate on their behalf.



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British Deaf Association

A National charity with the primary purpose being the status and recognition of the Deaf Community and British Sign Language (BSL) in the United Kingdom.




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Action on Hearing Loss

National charity providing support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus. We want a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.



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Overseas Organisations

Nordic Audiology Society

NAS’ object is to promote research, knowledge and development in Audiology in the Nordic countries through cooperation between professional organizations and organizations for people with hard-of-hearing/deafness.



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International Society of Audiology

The International Society of Audiology has its official seat in Geneva, Switzerland.  The International Society of Audiology has recently gone through a restructuring procedure to open up membership for all people working in Audiology, either in health care or research, and to connect with all societies working in the field.



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American Academy of Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.



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American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 186,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students



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Professional Organisations and Special Interest Groups

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR)

ACPIVR is the professional network for physiotherapists with an interest in vestibular rehabilitation. It has been recognised by, and is affiliated to, the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy). It is a self-governing body led by a committee of enthusiastic volunteers who all work in the field of physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation, either as clinicians, in education or research.



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Hearing and Learning Disabilities

We are a Special interest Group (SIG) for professionals who are interested in people with learning disabilities (PwLD) and hearing loss.



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Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults (ATLA)

ATLA (the Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults) is the professional association for qualified lipreading tutors in the UK. Our classes are more correctly titled “Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss” classes.




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Audio Infos

Audio Infos – The key reference journal for hearing care professionals and the hearing-related world



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Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Professional body of and for speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Institute of Acoustics

The Institute of Acoustics is the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration.



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British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists

BSHAA is the professional body which represents and promotes the interests of the independent hearing aid profession



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British Cochlear Implant Group

The British Cochlear Implant Group is a professional body representing all the Cochlear Implant Centres and other specialist medical practitioners throughout the United Kingdom.



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British Association of Teachers of the Deaf

Promotes the educational interests of all deaf children, young people and adults and safeguards the interests of Teachers of the Deaf.



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British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology

A professional association of paediatricians practising audio-vestibular medicine.



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British Association of Educational Audiologists

A professional organization for Educational Audiologists working within education support services or schools for hearing-impaired children.



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An organisation which has as its objectives ‘The advancement for the public benefit of education, training and research in the fields of otorhinolaryngology – head and neck surgery; the relief of patients suffering from diseases in the ear, nose and throat and related areas.’



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British Association of Audiological Physicians

A professional group for audio-vestibular medicine; that branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, medical treatment, habituation and rehabilitation of children and adults with disorders of hearing and balance.



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British Academy of Audiology

The largest association of professionals in hearing and balance in the UK. Membership extends internationally and provides services in both the public and private sector



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Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals

AIHHP is a professional association with full membership open to registered hearing aid dispensing professionals working for independent hearing aid practices normally found on the high street.



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Public Sector

NHS Careers England

Make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career.



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NHS Careers Northern Ireland

This is your gateway to Health & Social Care Services in Northern Ireland, containing links to the Hospital and Community services provided by the 6 Health Trusts, General Practices, Health and Social Care Board and other HSC Agencies



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NHS Careers Wales

NHS Wales, the largest employer in Wales, employs a wide range of professionals.  Doctors and nurses are the largest groups employed, but a wide range of therapists, scientists and support workers also work with patients. 

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NHS Careers Scotland

NHS Scotland’s education and training body ensuring that patients and their families get the best healthcare possible from well trained and educated staff.



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National Physical Laboratory

The UK’s National Measurement Institute



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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

A Non-Departmental Public Body accountable to its sponsor department, the Department of Health, but operationally independent of government. Provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.



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Department of Health (England)

A ministerial department that leads, shapes and funds health and care in England.



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British Standards Institution

A multinational business services provider whose principal activity is the production of standards and the supply of standards-related services.



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Research Sector

Journal of Communications Disorders

Journal of Communications Disorders publishes original articles on topics related to disorders of speech, language and hearing. Authors are encouraged to submit reports of experimental or descriptive investigations, theoretical or tutorial papers, case reports, or brief communications to the editor. Special issues are published periodically on timely and clinically relevant topics.

Find out more information about our wide range of Linguistics journals here:

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University College London Ear Institute

The Ear Institute is the largest and most broad based academic unit for research into hearing and deafness in the UK.



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University of Manchester Audiology and Deafness Research Group

The Manchester Center for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) has an internationally recognised multi-million pound hearing research programme.



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Sheffield Speech and Hearing Group, the University of Sheffield

The Speech and Hearing Research Group (SpandH) was established in the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, in 1986. Since then, it has gained an international reputation for research in the fields of computational hearing, speech perception, speech technology and its applications.

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University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

Formed in 1963, the Institute is committed to improving our understanding of acoustics and vibration and their impact on the wellbeing of the community and the quality and performance of engineering products.



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Auditory Neuroscience Group, the University of Oxford

Our neuroscience theme combines three strands of research which simultaneously study the brain at a cellular level, its higher-level neural processing, and the possibilities for translating basic science into treatments for disease.

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Auditory Perception Group, the University of Cambridge

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Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit

The National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU) offers some of the best facilities in the UK for supporting research in the hearing sciences. In particular, our commitment is to pursue research through multidisciplinary collaboration that can be translated into practical benefits to improve the quality of patients’ lives.



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MRC Institute of Hearing Research

The MRC Institute of Hearing Research (IHR) is a world-leading centre for inter-disciplinary research in hearing and hearing disorders, conducting a full range of auditory science from state-of-the-art basic research into the brain mechanisms of hearing to new advances in the measurement, understanding, and interventions for hearing loss.



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