Awareness

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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Are public health campaigns working?

 

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Audio Infos UK regular columnist, Raúl García-Medina, welcomes the global hearing health campaign encapsulated in the WHO’s 2021 World Hearing Report, but asks if it will live up to its promise.

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Sonova’s stunning new carbon-neutral building ticks all the boxes for sustainability

 

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Pioneering zero-energy architecture is from this month housing the development of miniaturized communication and hearing protection systems for the multinational Sonova Group, helping the hearing solutions firm behind the Phonak brand meet an ambitious carbon-neutral goal.

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Focusing on the future - an open letter from the British Tinnitus Association

 

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A renewed and refocused drive to combat tinnitus is the subject of an open letter issued by David Stockdale, chief executive of the leading UK charity, the British Tinnitus Association. We publish that letter in full:

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First ever WHO World Report on Hearing sets concrete goals for hearing health access to all

 

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A strident call has been issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a stat-rich report recommending government strategy and prioritisation action to scale up hearing care for 90% of the global population by 2030.

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WHO makes veteran jazz musician Charles Owens a World Hearing Day "champion"

 

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Octogenarian jazz sax virtuoso Charles Owens, who keeps on giving and getting from music thanks to his hearing aids, has been named a WHO World Hearing Day ambassador.

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