Awareness

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
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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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Prevalence of hearing loss expected to rise in Australia

Hearing awareness week

Australia hearing loss

According to the Australian Associated Press (AAP) cited by SBS News, it is expected that 7.8 million Australians will be affected by hearing loss by 2060.

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Big-Hearted Texas boy raises $15,000 to benefit children with hearing loss

Crowdfunding

Braden Baker
Braden Baker and Gary Rosenblum ©Oticon Foundation

Ten-year-old Braden Baker knows how important his hearing aids are to his life and wants to help give the gift of hearing to other children who are not as fortunate.

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Hearing loss in all age groups

Awareness on hearing loss in the USA
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Prevention

The Chicago Sun Times recently ran a piece in its lifestyles column on the prevalence of hearing loss in all age groups and some of the technology and research that is expected to start providing solutions.

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Hearing impairment rates may be decreasing among young people

Dangers of headphones
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Prevention

A new epidemiological data analysis has found that hearing impairment rates among teens in the United States have decreased since a peak in hearing loss was reported a decade ago, according to a study featured in the New York Times.

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