Awareness

Installing flashing fire alarms in Japan

Security

The Japan Times reports on a new initiative promoted by the central government of Japan to roll out flashing fire and emergency alarms to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

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Noise pollution in cities and hearing loss: 64% positive correlation

Noise

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Digital hearing app Mimi has published a report detailing hearing loss around the world by investigating how noise pollution in cities relates to hearing.

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Young construction workers in Canada not careful enough about hearing protection

Protection

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Data from WorkSafe B.C. show that young construction workers are less likely to wear hearing protection compared with older workers in construction and young workers in other industries, including manufacturing and primary resources, reports the Vancouver Sun, BC, Canada.

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Early Intervention Centre to help hearing-impaired children integrate conventional schools

Integration

Pranav Early Intervention Centre
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Pranav Early Intervention Centre for Young Hearing-Impaired Children, at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra State, India held its annual day celebration in January 2017 and focused attention on its novel approach to help children with hearing difficulties.

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Perspectives for hearing health in the US

Consumer

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In its Health column, Consumer Reports recently talked about the big changes that are expected in the area of hearing healthcare in the US and the common obstacles to hearing rehabilitation.

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Half of the cases of hearing impairment are avoidable

Interview

Dr Shalabh Sharma ENT
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ETHealthworld recently interviewed Dr Shalabh Sharma, Senior ENT Consultant Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, India who talked about the situation in the country and the latest innovations in the area.

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New app to help prevent hearing damage in navy personnel

App

US Office of Naval Research WHHIP app

The US Office of Naval Research is sponsoring the development of a new app to help navy personnel learn more about hearing protection, reports Lemoore Navy News.

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College for hearing impaired students in India

University

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The government of Rajasthan State (northern India) plans to open a college for hearing impaired students, reports the Indian Express.

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Cochlear announces the winners of Clark and Tjellström 2017 scholarships

Scholarships

cochlear scholarship

The scholarships recognize North American college students who are Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant and Baha® System recipients and demonstrate leadership and humanity as well as solid academics.

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App designed to detect hearing loss developed in South Africa

Application

Hear Screen application

A smartphone app used to test people for hearing disorders is being used in underserved and rural areas of South Africa to identify and treat hearing problems, reports the Guardian.

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