Interview with Sound of Metal director Darius Marder: “This film doesn’t have an opinion about cochlear implants.”
- Published on 02 June 2021
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.
- Published on 31 May 2021
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.
- Published on 26 April 2021
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.
- Published on 15 April 2021
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.
- Published on 25 March 2021
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:
- Published on 03 March 2021
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.
- Published on 02 March 2021
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.
- Published on 17 February 2021
If you are suffering from profound loss...of the sense of humour, you may need a modern jester such as Angela Barnes, a hearing aid wearer whose career as a stand-up has made her a star of TV shows such as Stand up for the Week, and radio programmes The Now Show, and Newsjack.
Spanish court rules that school canteen noise caused dinner lady’s hearing loss, and awards her damages
- Published on 11 February 2021
Being deafened by hungry schoolkids is now an official occupational hazard in Spain, after a Bilbao court that a school refectory assistant's hearing loss was caused by the din in her habitual workplace.