Awareness

Specialist fire alarms for the hearing impaired

Tech

Fire alarm
© JackValley - iStock

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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UK Audiologists on a mission in Armenia

Initiative

Ian Croston and Jonathan Le Brun with a patient delighted to be hearing. © Starkey Hearing

Representatives of Starkey Hearing Technologies in the UK have taken a team of hearing care professionals on a hearing mission to Armenia.

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More wins in Cannes for Sonova film portrait

Award

Sonova has continued its winning streak at this year’s Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, a global festival for corporate films.

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New campaign in Tanzania on the rights of deaf people

Campaign

Tanzania’s Citizen newspaper recently reported that the Tanzania Association for the Deaf (Chavita) has launched an awareness campaign to educate government officials on human rights for people with hearing impairment.

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Millennials at risk of hearing loss

NIHL

millennials hearing loss
© Julia Freeman-Woolpert - sxc.hu

Occupational Health & Safety magazine recently reported on the growing number of younger Americans who have noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), especially due to overexposure to sound from personal electronic devices.

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Bill Austin named First Goodwill Global Ambassador for Ear and Hearing Health

Bill Austin, Sally Kader, President Bill Clinton. © Starkey Hearing Foundation

Ambassadorship

Sally Kader, founder and president of the International Federation for Peace & Sustainable Development (IFPSD), accredited by the UN, announced the ambassadorship of Bill Austin at an official event at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 15.

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Houston-area organization providing hearing assistance

Texas Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program
© Cebolla/iStock

Initiative

Houston’s Chron recently reported on a local initiative to help provide financial assistance to the hearing impaired to obtain specialized telecommunication devices – primarily those that aid in using the telephone.

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