Awareness

WHO app equips phones with hearing loss radar

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HearWHO app
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A free app - "hearWHO" - for mobile devices has been launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help users detect their own hearing loss.

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US volunteer brigade brings humanitarian audiology to Nicaragua

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An under-the-radar US volunteer brigade of ENT specialists has this month given some 400 people treatment and surgery as part of a humanitarian effort the country's hearing health must rely on.

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Survey: UK and Northern Ireland citizens move fastest on hearing loss; Eire and Oz slowest

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Once more the WHO and other entities raised awareness on hearing issues during World Hearing Day © WHO

A ten-country survey carried out on World Hearing Day this March 3 has revealed big national differences between the fastest and slowest to seek advice and treatment for the onset of hearing loss.

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From invisible implants to bike helmets for CI users - MED-EL's Ideas4ears kids innovate young

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ideas4ears
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Inventors as young as seven and eight-years-old have impressed the Austrian hearing tech firm MED-EL enough to win these talents a trip to Innsbruck to discuss innovations ranging from surf-friendly implants to a bike helmet for a CI-wearing dad.

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Finally, a hearing aid emoji

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If one particular emoji has been conspicuously lacking to date from all electronic messaging in the audiology world, it is the hearing aid. Finally, this key symbol of sensory disability is soon to appear on our phone keyboards.

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Venezuela troubles threaten 21 hearing-disabled citizens just given border passes for Colombia

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The troubles in Venezuela may wreck hearing treatment for a group of 21-hearing-disabled Venezuelans just granted rights by Colombian authorities in the La Guajira department to move across the border between the two countries for hearing therapy and citizen advice.

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A truly international WHO World Hearing Day is set for March 3

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World Hearing Day 2019

A key world hearing health awareness date for your diaries - March 3 - complete with support material and multi-language information to underline the chosen 2019 message: Check your hearing.

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The female footballer with a CI who plays for Spanish champions

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Making a career out of women's football in a male-dominated sports world is hard enough, but cochlear-implant-wearing Eunate Arraiza has ably met the even tougher challenge of reaching the elite with profound hearing loss.

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Cuba celebrates 21 years of CI programme

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A total of 480 patients have now received cochlear implants (CIs) in Cuba thanks to the state's own CI programme, which chalked up 21 years of activity on December 4.

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Starkey tops med-tech spend on political contributions as OTC war tenses

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All the big players in medical technology have been topped by Starkey-related political contributions of almost $700k in 2018 alone, mostly to Republican Party coffers.

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