Awareness

A window on loneliness

 

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Making your way in the highly skilled and competitive field of film animation isn't helped by being deprived of your hearing, but a young filmmaker born and raised in Delhi has overcome this obstacle to win international awards for his first work.

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Deafness is a laughing matter in Colombia

 

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The world is currently full of dampeners for those after a good laugh, but the comic spirit of the deaf community in Colombia has not been doused by either coronavirus or hearing loss.

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Public voting for new Hearing Technology Innovator Awards is under way

 

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A two-week public voting period has begun to choose the first winners in a new technological innovation awards programme launched by the online audiology site Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM).

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Hearing protection for workers sounds good on HS2 rail construction sites

 

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Major construction outfits have teamed up with hearing tech developers to raise the benchmark for protecting workers against noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) on the UK's highest-profile building and engineering project.

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Submissions invited for new Hearing Technology Innovator Awards

 

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The celebration of technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry is behind a new awards programme launched by the independent online audiology site Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM).

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Casting rumour augurs new high-profile deaf character in the collective imagination

 

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A rumoured Marvel casting call is driving speculation in the superhero cinema sphere that at least one new deaf mass-culture fantasy figure might soon be boosting awareness—in some fantastic way—of hearing loss.

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India's deaf cricket internationals invited to play in 2021 World Cup

 

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Following the disappointment of the recent cancellation of the 2020 Deaf Cricket World Cup, participating teams have now set their sights on the rescheduled event, set for October 2021 in the United Arab Emirates.

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"Additional challenges" for the UK's deaf children from COVID-19

 

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The threat posed by lockdowns to the development and mental health of the UK's 45,000 deaf children has been highlighted by a featured open letter in The Guardian newspaper, signed by ten prominent hearing and paediatric health experts.

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US speech-language-hearing group ASHA strengthens its message on racism, police brutality, and discrimination

 

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In a gesture equivalent to taking a knee, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has admitted to falling short in its June 1 statement against racism and US police brutality, following up on June 9 with a strong message of condemnation and commitment.

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Sonova's filmmakers aim to score again...on the volley!

 

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Hearing aid manufacturer Sonova's cinematic endeavours to show how its products can expand horizons for talented deaf individuals have spanned the globe in search of stories and won multiple awards on the way. The latest destination is Rio de Janeiro.

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