Awareness

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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What can hearing aid professionals do during a natural disaster?

Hearing aid technicians in the north of Japan faced a triple disaster starting on March 11, 2011 with the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident in Fukushima. In this catastrophic situation, they tried to help hearing impaired people who were in trouble. Their experiences are valuable and should be shared with hearing aid professionals in other countries. A disaster happens without warning and can occur anywhere.

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Equal access to justice for hearing-impaired

Equality

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Mexico's Legislative Studies Committee is aiming at changes to bring equality of conditions in access to the country's legal system.

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