Awareness

Starkey Hearing Foundation official Healthy Hearing partner for the Special Olympics

Partnership

More than 6,500 atheletes from all over the world will compete.©D.Azubel

Starkey Hearing Foundation has announced to be the Healthy Hearing partner for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, July 25 through August 2.

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1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders

CI

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On July 15-16, ‘Beats of Cochlea’ - the 1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders - was held in Warsaw, Poland.

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Italian music star Eros Ramazzotti named as new ambassador for Hear the World Foundation

Awareness

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The Hear the World Foundation (Sonova) announced today that Italian music star Eros Ramazzotti is now championing the cause of the non-profit foundation and joining the ranks of more than 80 celebrities – including Sting, Kate Moss and Diana Krall– who are supporting Hear the World.

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Google technology initiative to help people with disabilities

Support

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Google recently announced the launch of “Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities”, an initiative to increase independence for people living with disabilities.

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Interview with Shelly Chadha (WHO)

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Speech and Hearing Month in Canada: focus on communication in seniors

Awareness

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May is Speech and Hearing Month in Canada and the United States. The SAC, Canada’s national organization supporting and representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants is launching a new “Communication Health and Aging” campaign to mark the event with the aim of encouraging greater awareness about the communication problems experienced by seniors.

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Success of early intervention services for hearing loss in Australia and NZ

Study

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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) has reported on Australia and New Zealand’s achievements in teaching deaf children to hear and speak, on the basis of results of the Sound Outcomes study.

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Building an internet that includes people with hearing loss

Awareness

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In its Ideas-Technology column, Time magazine has published a piece on access to the internet for the hearing impaired, highlighting the current situation and future directions.

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WHO: 1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a press release highlighting the serious threat posed by exposure to recreational noise for adolescents and young adults.

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Hear Malawi: What is your favourite sound?

Audiology Worldnews shares with you the Hear Malawi campaign, launched by Hear the World Foundation in the African country.

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