Awareness

WHO to establish the World Hearing Forum

Advocacy

World Hearing Forum
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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that it will set up the World Hearing Forum in September 2018, a global network of stakeholders promoting ear and hearing healthcare worldwide.

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Travel tips for people with hearing aids

Travel

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AARP, a US-based non-profit interest group to improve aging, recently published an interesting article in their health column on what to do to ensure easy travel if you have hearing aids.

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AirPods as inexpensive hearing aids in iOS 12

Hearables

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As part of its focus on accessibility, Apple is planning to support AirPods as a listening tool when paired with an iPhone.

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Ensuring captioned telephone services for people with hearing loss

IP CTS

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved a change to the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) to ensure that this communications service remains available for people with hearing loss, reports the Telecom Reseller.

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Taking hearing loss into account at dental practices

Dental professionals

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Specialist resource for dental professionals, DentristryiQ recently ran an article on how dental professionals can take into account the different circumstances of people with hearing loss and how to best communicate with them.

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Noise exposure: new second-hand smoke issue

Awareness

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Although noise exposure is not a new area of concern, it appears that more and more people are paying attention to the problem.

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Oticon study takes on the restaurant dilemma

Noise

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A just-released Oticon study of 50 restaurants in 10 top foodie markets found that on average during peak Saturday dining hours, diners were subjected to noise levels around 79 decibels.

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Stanford Medicine magazine focuses on the importance of listening and hearing

Publication

Listening and Hearing
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The new spring issue of the Stanford Medicine magazine has taken a closer look at the importance of listening and hearing, and how new discoveries in audiology could improve both.

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Cochlear Limited launches “See Sound Differently” video campaign

Initiative

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Cochlear Limited recently launched its “See Sound Differently” campaign for its annual MillionEar Challenge initiative, with the aim of bringing hearing health awareness to more than 1 million people during the month of May.

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Circus artist Jason Brügger supports people affected by hearing loss

Ambassador

Jason Brügger
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Sonova announces a cooperation with prominent Swiss aerialist Jason Brügger.

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