Awareness

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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New society for hearing impaired launched in Oman

Awareness

Until recently in Oman, issues of interest to the hearing impaired were grouped together with the challenges facing other disability groups, within the advocacy organization known as the Oman Association for the Disabled.

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Basic audiology for educators at the University of Almería

TRAINING

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April 22 saw the 1st Basic Audiology Conference for Educators held at the Faculty of Education Sciences at Spain's University of Almería. The event was a collaboration between the Secretariat of Educational and Vocational Orientation and audiologists María Bernal (organiser and speaker) and Sebastián Bernal (speaker).

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New US law proposed to help veterans with hearing loss

Regulation

A new bill, H.R. 3508, has been put forward in the US House of Representatives by Republican and Democrat representatives (Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) and Tim Walz (D-Minnesota)) proposing changes to recruitment of specialists at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Hear Today Films: the film initiative to raise awareness by the IHHA

Awareness

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The Irish Hard of Hearing Association (IHHA) –association working for people who acquire a hearing loss after developing their verbal communication skills— has released a series of five animated short films which aim to encourage hard of hearing people to be assertive and open about their hearing loss, as well as discourage misconceptions and stigmas about hearing loss.

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