Awareness

Apple proposes new emoji representing people with disabilities

Initiative

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USA Today reports that Apple Inc. has outlined a series of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities, according to a proposal submitted to the Unicode Consortium.

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Online tool to help music fans take care of their hearing health

Earplugs

Reviews of more than 20 high-fidelity earplugs have been compiled into a single interactive website, making it easier for people to enjoy live music without fear of damaging their hearing.

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The Hearing Care Centre of Colchester (THCC) support hearing dogs

Charity

HCCC of Colchester
Dr. Danielle Glista

The Hearing Care Centre of Colchester (Vicki Skeels) presented a cheque for £2,215 to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in February. The amount was raised over two successful charity events held during 2017 – a Golf Day in September and Charity Quiz Night held last November.

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Phonak UK team up with Action on Hearing Loss

Fundraising

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Phonak UK has announced that Managing Director Jon Billings, Channel Manager Richard Jones and Senior Key Account Manager Richard Foulkes will join Action on Hearing Loss to run the London Marathon on April 22 to raise as much money as possible for Action on Hearing Loss.

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WHO calls for action to stem the rise in hearing loss

World Hearing Day 2018
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Awareness

World Hearing Day is the annual advocacy event held on 3 March aiming to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

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Early detection is still an uphill struggle in 2018

Hearing loss detection

Mónica Matos Rodeo, audiologist at the Los Andes Paediatric Society and the Child Cardiovascular Hospital in Cundinamarca, Colombia © MBP

Policy makers in Colombia are yet to approve the implementation of a national screening programme for hearing loss; meanwhile, children between 5 and 7 years old are being diagnosed through techniques that lack endorsement as decisive methods.

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Awareness on children and hearing loss in Taiwan

Awareness

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The Taipei Times recently ran an article on the warning signs that parents need to watch out for that may indicate potential hearing loss in their children.

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Pro soccer player Simon Ollert supports Hear the World project in Malawi

Ambassador

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Sonova has invited German Bundesliga youth team player and Sonova brand ambassador Simon Ollert to visit the Hear the World Foundation’s aid project in Malawi.

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Actress Millie Bobby Brown talks about being partially deaf

Advocacy

English actress and model Millie Bobby Brown recently spoke about how she is deaf in one ear, joining a growing list of celebrities who are talking openly about their hearing loss.

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Hear the World - Apply for Funding

Application

Hear the World
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The application process of the Hear the World Foundation has started. Aid projects that needs support such as funding, technology or expertise in the field of (pediatric) audiology can apply for funding from now and until January 31, 2018.

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