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June 15, 2017

We have a new Rep in the Midlands!



We have a new Regional Rep!


A big thank you to Thomas Rocks, a Senior Audiologist from the Leicester Royal Infirmary, for volunteering to be a friendly link to other professionals in the Midlands area.  Hald only exists due to voluntary help and we’re really pleased to have Thomas aboard!


If you fancy getting involved and your area shows a vacancy, please let us know if you want to join the team.


We’re going to work with our Reps to encourage local groups, so please let us know if you are interested in bringing your trusts and communities together.

January 12, 2017

The Hald website now posts to Facebook

hald and facebook

Hello Facebook!

Our website now posts automatically to Facebook, meaning if you prefer to hear from us on social media, you can now Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for our updates and progress (@HaLDgroup).

We are also going to launch an email newsletter soon, so if you want to subscribe, click here to contact us or email

January 10, 2017

Hearing aid Easy Read Information now available.



Have you visited our website recently?

Find us at

We now have hearing aid easy read information available to download.  Why not use this to help patients better understand controls, cleaning, inserting their ear moulds or how to get their batteries?


If you find it helpful, please let us know, and if you would like to submit your own, contact us at

November 10, 2016

Congratulations Lynzee McShea!

Hald’s Chair Dr Lynzee McShea has been awarded the Jos Millar Shield at the BAA conference 2016 in Glasgow!

All of us on the Hald Committee would like to send our congratulations and look forward to her continuing to help us raise our profile in bringing professionals together that work with hearing and learning disabilities.



November 10, 2016

Our poster at BAA Conference 2016

Our poster has been spotted at the BAA conference in Glasgow!

Look out for it and please take a leaflet!


November 9, 2016

We hope you enjoy BAA Conference 2016!

Good luck to everyone travelling to the BAA conference in Glasgow.  We hope you all have a great time and find it interesting and useful to meet others in our field.

Remember if you want to get involved with Hald or to promote good learning disability services in your area, contact us or find our Chair Lynzee McShea at the conference.  Next year we are promoting the creation of regional groups to help support and learn from each other so get involved if you can!

Check out our poster at the conference for more of what we do.

July 28, 2016

Research Autism presentations from the Autism Show 2016

Research Autism have kindly uploaded slides from their presentations at the Autism Show 2016.

Click the link to visit their site for more information:


July 27, 2016

Sight campaigners demand urgent overhaul of services for people with learning disabilities

We thought you may be interested in this – sight campaigners are demanding a change to services for people with learning disabilities.  There are calls for longer, more tailored testing for people who need it most and it makes you think that the same should apply for hearing tests!

Sight campaigners demand urgent overhaul of services for people with learning disabilities


July 5, 2016

Congratulations Dr McShea!

Congratulations to our Chair Dr Lynzee McShea upon receiving her doctorate today!

On behalf of the Hald committee, we wish to send our congratulations for a fantastic achievement, and look forward to an exciting year of new ideas and initiatives for Hald and our members.

Lynzee doctorate

June 28, 2016

Regional Reps map added

Today we are happy to add our regional representatives map in the, “about HaLD” section of the website.

Thank you to all involved, we hope this helps others to find someone to contact if they want help with something on a local level.  As time goes on we hope we can connect with more services and encourage more professionals to join the group.

If you work in Scotland, Yorkshire or the Midlands, we would love to hear from you if you would like to represent your area!

June 19, 2016

We have a new forum

Today we are happy to add a forum to our website!  We hope this will help our members to connect to each other, build friendships and communicate our ideas with each other so we can all provide a better service for the people we meet and improve our own understanding.

If you have previously signed up to the website in it’s previous form,  your login details should still be valid, and if you are unsure then you can try entering your email address into the “lost password” box to retrieve your account.

Please check the forum rules and introduce yourself on your first visit, we’d love to hear from you!



HaLD Communications

June 13, 2016

Do you want to help?

Could you get involved and help us? As well as recruiting some committee members, we are also interested in getting more of members involved in projects within HaLD. We are building a network of regional representatives – HaLD members who are local to you and can offer support and advice. We are still looking for members to become reps in Scotland, Yorkshire and the Midlands – if you are a professional working in these areas and have a little bit of time to spare, please get in touch!

As well as regional representatives, we have a couple of other working groups in HaLD. We have an electrophysiology group, led by past-Chair Siobhan Brennan, looking at peer review of adult electrophysiology such as ABR and CERA. If you are interested in becoming involved, do let us know.

Also we have a group of several members who are assisting our Communications Rep Colin Beard, in designing some easy-read, informative resources about hearing loss, having a hearing test, visiting hospital etc. The list is endless! If you have any suggestions of resources you would like to see, or if you have any to share, do get in touch with us.