Don’t suffer in silence

One in six people is affected by a degree of hearing loss, which can range from mild impairment to profound deafness. It becomes all too easy for hearing impaired people to stay indoors when communication is difficult, which can lead to isolation and depression. Lipreading helps maintain a vital connection with …

A journey into sound

Trevor Cox’s eyes shine when he talks about sound – there’s genuine excitement and an insatiable hunger to experiment, collect and unlock its secrets. Trevor is Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford and former president of the Institute of Acoustics, which makes him an expert in the world of sonic …

Are we beach brain-ready?

The recent furore (can I say furore?) about a certain poster campaign has irritated me.  Not as much as the hostile ‘get-a-life’ Twitter response from the brand’s marketing manager, of course, but that’s another story. For anyone who may not have seen it – and I’m not going to name …

Time for a Hygge

Sometimes I think the human race is slowly hurling itself off a cliff.  We’re all engaged in one enormous, gradual push towards extinction. I read this morning about the World Health Organisation’s prediction that depression will be the biggest health problem in the western world by 2030 – even bigger …