Awareness

Starkey hands out to help soothe effects of Aussie bushfires catastrophe

 

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The hearing aid giant, Starkey, has provided a $15,000 donation to a number of charities working to bring aid and relief to areas of Australia and local wildlife affected by the country's devastating bushfires.

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Hark! New column on what our listening ears can feast upon

 

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Millions of words are written on how we fix our hearing, but what about our focus on the wonder of the information our ears receive when we truly listen? Audio Infos UK magazine has a new, inspiring column—Hark!—that explores sonic fascinations and the joys of hearing.

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Hearing loss awareness breakthrough as Mattel launches first disabled American Girl doll

 

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Joss Kendrick is 18-inches tall. She surfs, she cheerleads, and she wears a hearing aid. She is 2020 Girl of the Year, a doll launched by the famous Mattel firm, which just decided that the hippest thing for kids is going to be inclusion of people with disabilities.

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MED-El Ideas4ears kids competition opens anew

 

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The Austria-based global cochlear implant firm MED-EL has launched its third annual children's competiton to test the ingenuity of young minds in the hearing sphere. Entries close at midnight on Friday 17 January 2020.

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Hearing loss impacts school attendance among Australia's aboriginal children

 

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A pioneering recent study among Northern Territory (NT) aboriginal children in Australia has shown that preventable hearing impairment is negatively impacting their first years of primary school attendance.

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Oticon rewards 2019 hearing heroes through its Focus on People Awards

 

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Gary Rosenblum President Oticon Inc., with (left) Tony Reisdorff, Catherine Fitzgerald and (right) Emma Faye Rudkin, Jennifer Lightfoot Oticon

The 2019 Oticon Focus on People (FOP) Awards has honoured 13 people for their roles in showing that hearing loss does not limit a person's ability to live a full, productive, and inspiring life.

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Japan: International Sign language learners triple ahead of 2020 games

 

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A drive to increase sign language skills ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has seen interest tripled in learning to communicate with deaf visitors through the pidgin system International Sign.

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Award for architect of Ireland's Cochlear Implant Programme as "outstanding global leader"

 

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Professor Laura Viani (left) with her Cpl World-Class Talent Award and Cpl CEO Anne Heraty - ©Cpl

Professor Laura Viani, the founder of Ireland's National Cochlear Implant Programme has become the first winner of the new Cpl World-Class Talent Award.

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A trek too far for an old soldier's cochlear implant care

 

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US veterans in need of cochlear implant (CI) care face daunting journeys to far-flung centres, with 20% of hearing-affected ex-military needing to travel over 200 miles (320km) for specialist appointments.

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Scotland is first UK country to ban plastic cotton buds

 

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Plastic cotton buds—for long used inadvisably for ear cleaning—have been banned by the Scottish Parliament.

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