Awareness

Coronavirus travel debacle downs Starkey 's charitable global hearing drive

 

solidarity

© Starkey   A recent Starkey trip to Bolivia for World Hearing Day

The Starkey Foundation's bountiful worldwide operations that take hearing aids to needy populations in some 100 countries have been grounded "due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions and the inability to gather in large groups".

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European Audiologist of the Year 2020 cancelled

 

crisis

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The organisers of the 2020 Audiologist of the Year (AOTY) competition have announced its cancellation. The annual quest to find Europe's most dedicated hearing care professionals has been nudged forward a year to 2021.

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Hearing and disability charities call on UK government to improve access to coronavirus health info

 

crisis information

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Leading UK disability charities—including Action on Hearing Loss (AOHL)—have challenged Prime Minister Johnson's team to better accessibility to vital public health information during the coronavirus crisis.

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2020 Audiologist of the Year: entries simplified and digitalised

 

recognition

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A simplified, online-only entry process has been set up by the organisers of the European Audiologist of the Year Award for its 2020 competition, the 13th annual quest search to find audiologists of excellence who change people's lives for the better.

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Swiss noise pollution bill runs into billions of $

 

noise

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The cost of dealing with noise pollution in Switzerland runs into billions of dollars, according to a survey by the country's Federal Office for the Environment published this February.

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World Hearing Day lights up from WHO to Toowoomba

 

outreach

© Starkey Free hearing care provided by Starkey in Bolivia

Education, free check-ups, calls for action, charity field projects...under the auspices of the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Hearing Day provides audiology with the perfect excuse to spread the word on auditory health to the remotest places on the planet.

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Cuba's cochlear implant programme among its top medical achievements

 

hearing care

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In celebrating International Cochlear Implant (CI) Day on February 25, the small Caribbean island of Cuba hailed its cochlear implant programme—in operation since 2005—as "one of the achievements of the national health system".

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A bit more peace (and quiet) for war dogs wearing CAPS

 

protection

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The US Army, industry, and academia have teamed up to develop hearing protection for working dogs, which face temporary and permanent hearing loss from the high noise levels in their daily work.

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Mumbai noise punishment stalls honkers in traffic light limbo

 

noise control

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Making the punishment fit the crime has perhaps never been better applied than in this Mumbai authorities' new scheme to combat the Indian city's hellish noise from honking car horns. The more irate drivers honk, the longer the light stays red.

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UK charity The Ear Foundation to close, but new group expected to form

 

charities

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The registered UK hearing charity, The Ear Foundation, has announced that it will cease activity on March 6, 2020 unable, after 31 years in operation, to overcome increasing "financial challenges". Current staff plan to form a new charity.

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