Awareness

Deafness turned into an advantage for NFL star

AWARENESS

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Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks fullback, has had profound hearing loss since the age of three. But the NFL star has never let that get in his way. USA Today Sports has reported on Coleman‘s inspirational role, highlighted in a new commercial for Duracell entitled “Trust your power”.

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Hearing dogs for people with profound hearing loss

CHARITY

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Guide dogs for the blind are very well known but companion dogs for the hard-of-hearing are far less so. InsideHalton reports on how hearing dogs can help those with hearing loss.

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A study on entertainment media messages about hearing loss

RESEARCH

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Katherine A. Foss, a researcher from the School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University (USA) recently published an article on the portrayal of hearing loss in entertainment television.

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Struggle to improve recognition of sign language in Hong Kong

AWARENESS

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The South China Morning Post, based in Hong Kong, reports on how sign language is often discouraged in the city, despite its effectiveness.

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John Lewis’ Christmas ad reaches 10 million more viewers

AWARENESS

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A week after its initial launch, department store John Lewis added a new dimension to their Christmas TV advert, after a frosty reception from the UK’s deaf community and largest deaf charity Action on Hearing Loss.

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Greater hearing loss support needed

AWARENESS

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Older people with hearing loss are more than twice as likely to develop depression compared with those without the condition, Action on Hearing Loss has revealed. Highlighting the growing body of research linking mental health and hearing loss, Action on Hearing Loss has published a new report calling for more action on the matter.

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Football games: hearing may also take a knock

PREVENTION

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Sports fans are used to loud stadiums with peaks in cheering at each touchdown. Some National Football League teams in the USA even try to win the title of loudest outdoor stadium in the world. The Seattle Seahawks registered record noise of 136.6 dB in September after an effort organized by a fan group.

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Colombian network for inclusion of deaf persons at university

NETWORK

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Around 1500 persons took part from October 2 to 4 in the 2nd International Conference on Disability and Inclusion, held in Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires province), Argentina under the heading: "Disability and Human Rights. Inclusion policies from the perspective of recognising human diversity."

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IFHOH President visits New Zealand

AWARENESS

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Ruth Warick, the current President of the International Federation for the Hard of Hearing (IFHOH), recently visited New Zealand to appoint a Human Rights Officer for the organization.

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