The second journal club and podcast pairing will address ‘Hearing loss, loneliness and mental health during social distancing’.  

The journal club will take place on Friday 19th June from 1-2 pm. Jenna Littlejohn of ManCAD will discuss Applebaum et al (2019). Long-term subjective loneliness in adults after hearing loss treatment. Int J Audiol, 58(8), 464-467

If you would like to take part the Journal Club please email  You will be sent a zoom link to the meeting and a copy of the paper that Jenna will be discussing. You can read it in advance if you like, but this is certainly not a requirement.

ManCAD, in collaboration with BAA, launched these two activities – an online journal club and a podcast series – to support ongoing learning for audiologists during this COVID-19 crisis – All topics will focus on issues pertinent to audiological practice under the current restrictions. We want these activities to bridge the divide between research and clinical practice.

The journal clubs are very informal, comprising a short presentation followed by a discussion of thoughts and ideas arising from the paper discussed. The podcasts will be in the form of a short but informative and interesting conversation (15-20 min max).

A podcast on the same topic will be available in the coming days on the ManCAD and BAA websites.  BAA and ManCAD will send information once it is available.

For more information and future updates about the Journal Club and Podcast series, see: Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD)