Awareness

Oticon Focus on People Awards 2013

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The winner of the 2013 Oticon Focus on People Award is Sergeant Joe Molinari of the Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire, USA.

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New technology at library to help the hearing impaired

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One of the major problems for the hearing impaired is to hone in on voices in environments where there is a large amount of background noise.

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Cricket legend raises awareness of hearing impairment

Legendary cricket player Lance Cairns wants Kiwi CEOs to find out what it’s like to be deaf. He is asking them to be hearing impaired for a day.

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Cover your ears on the Fourth of July

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Fireworks are as much a part of America’s Fourth of July celebration as hamburgers on the barbecue. But a prominent U.S. health organization is warning the public to cover their ears or risk hearing damage.

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Latin America calls loud for UNHS

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) means deafness in the newborn can be detected in time for patients to undergo correct treatment and rehabilitation. The 50 statements of the «Latin American Consensus on UNHS» pave the way towards bringing about a programme for the whole region.

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Cost of hearing aids leave many in silent world

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The inflated cost of hearing aids and accessories is making it more difficult for NGOs to meet the needs of those with hearing loss in developing countries, a Canadian social entrepreneur told the Hearing Loss Association of America.

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Pavey: The disabled rights movement must unite!

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Şafak Pavey, Deputy of Istanbul Province for the Republican People's Party, has given an interview to Audiology News Turkey. In it, she discusses the problems experienced by Turkey’s disabled population and puts forward some proposals to improve their lives. Șafak Pavey is a very respected public figure in Turkey and

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Breakfast meeting at the European Parliament

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It is well worth the effort to activate European citizens to maintain or rehabilitate their hearing capabilities. This message was put across convincingly during a breakfast meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, exclusively covered by Audiology Infos. It was organized by Member of the European Parliament Ádám Kósa who is severely hard-of-hearing together with the European Federation for the Hard of Hearing people (EFHOH) and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA). Representatives of the Irish Presidency, the European Commission, MEPs, experts and NGOs met to discuss how the 'silent killer' of productivity and social inclusion could be countered. They pleaded for a comprehensive, practical and affordable European policy based on the principle of personal connectivity.

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Steelworkers ruled ineligible for hearing aids for life

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A new workers’ compensation ruling that steelworkers who suffer hearing loss on the job are not eligible for hearing aids for life is discriminatory, says a New South Wales audiometrist. Hundreds of Illawarra steelmakers used to be entitled to five yearly hearing aid upgrades and free maintenance if they had noise-induced hearing impairments caused by their work. But changes to the workers’ compensation scheme,

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Fundraising for tinnitus

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Donna Brown, a long-time tinnitus sufferer and member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) will summit Oregon's Mt. Hood July 11-12, 2013 as a fundraiser for the organization. With an elevation of 11,240 ft., Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon and one of the most popular and well-known glacial peaks in the Cascade range. Approximately 10,000 people attempt to climb Mt. Hood every year and with 12 glaciers. All of the funds donated to support Brown's valiant effort will be

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