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Principal Lecturer Karen Giles and Ashley Murphy

Call for hearing tests during health checks in adults with learning disabilities

ANNUAL health checks for people with learning disabilities should include objective hearing assessment, health experts say. Current guidance on hearing assessment during an annual health check focusses on subjective assessment only, which previous research has shown to be ineffective. Alternatives, such as objective hearing screening have been recommended. Researchers at […]

Switching to British summertime this weekend is a good moment to educate yourself about the importance of sleep - and how to sleep well - says UoS expert Dr Derek Watson.

Wake up to the sleep culture!

It’s that time of year again: the clocks are going forward this weekend, signifying the start of spring and warmer weather. And while many of us may bemoan losing that hour lie-in at the weekend, Dr Derek Watson, associate professor in Cultural Management at the University of Sunderland, believes it’s […]