Awareness

Predictions for 2031. De Wet Swanepoel : How COVID triggered the hearing health care revolution

 
 

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We consulted 15 audiology experts on what everyone in hearing health will be talking about in 2031? No. 1: De Wet Swanepoel.

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Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar confesses his tinnitus "nightmare"

 

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Cult filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has been opening up to Spain's national media on the torment and social isolation caused to him by his tinnitus.

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Need funding or support for hearing initiatives that benefit under-privileged kids? Apply this September to Sonova's Hear the World foundation.

 

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Throughout September 2021, Sonova's Hear the World Foundation is accepting applications for funding from aid organisations benefiting people in need with hearing loss.

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Major awareness boost for hearing loss as We Hear You wins Best Film on Disability award at the Cannes Film Festival

 
 

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We Hear You, a documentary about four women facing the challenges of hearing loss, has been adjuged best film in the World Focus - Disability section of the 2021 Cannes World Film Festival. The film is written and produced by US Shari Eberts, writer of the well-supported blog Living with Hearing Loss.

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Surprise win in leading green and social issues competition for Sonova's latest group image film

 
 

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Now in its tenth edition, the global Deauville Green Awards is not a podium where you expect to find laurels going to hearing technology.

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HEARING CARE IN A POST PANDEMIC WORLD

 
 

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Paul Surridge, Chairman of the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), outlines the challenges faced over the last year and looks ahead to a brighter future.

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Sound of Metal drums up mixed reaction from the audiology community

 

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Hailed as the movie that has most highlighted the trauma of sudden hearing loss, Sound of Metal has drawn reactions within the audiology community ranging from wholehearted applause to regret at “missed opportunities” and a negative attitude towards hearing restoration.

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Interview with Sound of Metal director Darius Marder: “This film doesn’t have an opinion about cochlear implants.”

 

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Darius Marder’s double Oscar-winning movie, Sound of Metal, has chimed from sweetly to jarringly in the audiology community. In this exclusive interview, the director throws light on the complex blend of story, character portrayal, and audiological realities in this must-see film.

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Noise-induced hearing loss is a hazard South Africa’s mining industry is failing to combat

 

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Academics of Johanneburg’s Wits University have underlined the failures of South Africa’s mining industry in implementing programmes to protect workers from hearing loss caused by noise, one of the great hazards of a multi-billion dollar sector that employs over 450,000 people.

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Hearing aid nostalgia: a video slideshow through hearing device advertising since the 1940s

 

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A brush through the dust of old hearing aid advertising brings home just how much the past is a foreign country. With the help of the world’s leading hearing device manufacturers, we offer you a slideshow video tour through some classic ads dating back to the 1940s.

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