Awareness

Early detection is still an uphill struggle in 2018

Hearing loss detection

Mónica Matos Rodeo, audiologist at the Los Andes Paediatric Society and the Child Cardiovascular Hospital in Cundinamarca, Colombia © MBP

Policy makers in Colombia are yet to approve the implementation of a national screening programme for hearing loss; meanwhile, children between 5 and 7 years old are being diagnosed through techniques that lack endorsement as decisive methods.

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Awareness on children and hearing loss in Taiwan

Awareness

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The Taipei Times recently ran an article on the warning signs that parents need to watch out for that may indicate potential hearing loss in their children.

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Pro soccer player Simon Ollert supports Hear the World project in Malawi

Ambassador

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Sonova has invited German Bundesliga youth team player and Sonova brand ambassador Simon Ollert to visit the Hear the World Foundation’s aid project in Malawi.

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Actress Millie Bobby Brown talks about being partially deaf

Advocacy

English actress and model Millie Bobby Brown recently spoke about how she is deaf in one ear, joining a growing list of celebrities who are talking openly about their hearing loss.

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Hear the World - Apply for Funding

Application

Hear the World
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The application process of the Hear the World Foundation has started. Aid projects that needs support such as funding, technology or expertise in the field of (pediatric) audiology can apply for funding from now and until January 31, 2018.

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Warning: Different ways hearing can be damaged

Advocacy

Stop signal
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Fox News recently ran an article looking into the various ways in which hearing may be damaged in younger people, and the prevalence of “toxic” noise in the environment that puts everyone at risk.

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Specialist fire alarms for the hearing impaired

Tech

Fire alarm
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Technology is now helping to improve fire detection systems, including those for people with difficulty hearing. Newsroom New Zealand reports on the importance of these devices.

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Cuban Sonic Attacks: Fact or Myth?

Enigma

American Embassy Sonic AttackSamsung hearables
American Embassy in La Havana © YinYang / iStock

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of “noise” about the sounds heard in the American Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

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AG Bell Association for the deaf and hard-of-hearing opens first global headquarters

Nonprofit

AG Bell

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (AG Bell) recently announced its global expansion with the opening of AG Bell International in Madrid, Spain.

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Richard Seewald Award goes to Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss

CI

Hear the World Foundation cochlear implants
Paige Stringer from GFCHL

The recipient of the 2017/18 Richard Seewald Award is the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss (GFCHL).

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