Awareness

Hear the World Charity Gala: CHF 375,000 for children with hearing loss

Donation

Tianjiao Zhang
© Hear The World

The Hear the World Foundation's Charity Gala was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich.

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Changing attitudes about hearing loss at work

Workplace

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Forbes magazine recently ran an article about the changing perspectives when it comes to communicating about hearing loss in the professional environment. According to the article, the situation is improving.

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WHO adopts historic resolution on hearing care

Prevention

WHO 2017 hearing resolution
© WHO/L. Cipriani

The 70th World Health Assembly, the WHO’s highest decision-making body, met in Geneva from May 27 to 31, and passed a historic resolution on hearing care.

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Sonova hosts Chinese dancing star Tianjiao Zhang

Dance

Tianjiao Zhang
Tianjiao Zhang - Life without limitations © Sonova

Sonova is inviting Tianjiao Zhang, one of the best dancers in China, to the company’s annual general shareholders' meeting in Zurich on 13 June 2017 and another at a charity event near Munich on 16 June in aid of Sonova’s Hear the World Foundation.

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French spationaut Thomas Pesquet back on Earth: 2017: a hearing odyssey

Space

Thomas Pesquet hearing
©Ciel & Espace

Science fiction mostly led us to believe that the cosmos is filled with vast silent galaxies, but in a way that is not completely true.

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Phonak 2017 soccer camp for children with hearing loss

Summer camp

Simon Ollert
© Phonak

Phonak and Bundesliga youth team player Simon Ollert are extending their successful training scheme to a 5-days-camp, with 45 places for participants and an extra helping of personal and sporting highlights.

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

Awareness

Better Hearing and Speech Month 2017

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month in America and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has joined forces with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to raise awareness of communication disorders.

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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

Mimi app
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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

haring protection young workers
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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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