Awareness

Damage to hearing: Brazilian hearing professionals on the ball

Prevention

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As we all know, when a sports match gets exciting, you can really hear it. And soccer is no exception, especially in one of the world’s greatest football nations, Brazil, and during the sport’s top event, the World Cup.

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A little Colombian boy tuned in to World Cup "vibes"

story

Guillermo Andrés Herreño Díaz, fervent admirer of the Colombian national football team.

The passion of the Brazil 2014 World Cup has been alive and well in Colombia, where big boys and little boys have been glued to what is going on in Brazil.

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Brazilian hearing problems

Awareness

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With the World Cup currently taking place in Brazil, much attention is being focused on the South American country. Whilst the residents enjoy the festival of football, the noise of daily life is contributing to hearing issues in Brazil.

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Hearing loss associated with depression in a new study

Research

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The American Academy of Audiology reports the findings of a new study providing more evidence of a link between hearing loss and depression.

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Noise-induced hearing loss in Korean workers

prevention

A new study carried out in Korea has shown that workers exposed to heavy metals and organic solvents in association with noise have higher pure tone averages than unexposed workers.

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Employers are a 'major barrier' to work

awareness

Three out of four people with hearing loss feel their employment opportunities are more limited than their hearing peers, with almost 80 per cent naming employers as the major barrier, according to new research by charity Action on Hearing Loss.

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Improving noise protection for sea mammals

World Oceans Day

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New updated technical guidance on how certain noise-generating activities at sea may affect marine mammals has been released by the US National Marine Fisheries Service.

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Do’s and don’ts for hearing aid wearers this summer

Awareness

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently published a long list of summer do’s and don’ts for hearing aid wearers, including the all-important difference between “waterproof” and “water-resistant”.

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Children helping each other

Awareness

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Things are very difficult in Chile for any family bringing up a child with a hearing disability. In 2001, the Escúchame (Listen to Me) Foundation was set up with the aim of supporting rehabilitation for children with hearing disabilities who are born into underprivileged families.

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