Awareness

South Africa hosts England Deaf Cricket team

There is often a fine line between mainstream and disability sports. Cricket is no exception: players involved in deaf cricket teams must have hearing loss at 55 dB or less. South Africa is hosting its first international tour for deaf cricket between late August and early September 2013 by welcoming the England Cricket Association for the Deaf (ECAD) during a five-day, six-match event held in Pretoria, Gauteng Province.

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"Catch the silence"

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Discover our slide show. On International Noise Awareness Day in April, GAES Chile launched the contest "Catch the silence" ("Atrapa el silencio"). 10 pictures were selected amongst the 245 pictures sent out.

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Shortage of teachers holding back education for hearing impaired

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Mr. S.L. Hettiarachchi, Secretary of the Sri Lanka Council for the Blind, sister organization of the National Council for the Deaf, has warned that there are not enough teachers to teach children with visual or hearing impairment, leading to unsuccessful special education units in Sri Lankan State schools.

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Hearing impaired services at Yosemite National Park, California

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According to a news release from the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, California (USA) has set up a number of new services intended to give hearing-impaired visitors access to everything that the park has to offer.

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Seen on YouTube: How Old Are Your Ears?

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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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