Awareness

Houston-area organization providing hearing assistance

Texas Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program
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Initiative

Houston’s Chron recently reported on a local initiative to help provide financial assistance to the hearing impaired to obtain specialized telecommunication devices – primarily those that aid in using the telephone.

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Prevalence of hearing loss expected to rise in Australia

Hearing awareness week

Australia hearing loss

According to the Australian Associated Press (AAP) cited by SBS News, it is expected that 7.8 million Australians will be affected by hearing loss by 2060.

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Big-Hearted Texas boy raises $15,000 to benefit children with hearing loss

Crowdfunding

Braden Baker
Braden Baker and Gary Rosenblum ©Oticon Foundation

Ten-year-old Braden Baker knows how important his hearing aids are to his life and wants to help give the gift of hearing to other children who are not as fortunate.

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Hearing loss in all age groups

Awareness on hearing loss in the USA
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Prevention

The Chicago Sun Times recently ran a piece in its lifestyles column on the prevalence of hearing loss in all age groups and some of the technology and research that is expected to start providing solutions.

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Hearing impairment rates may be decreasing among young people

Dangers of headphones
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Prevention

A new epidemiological data analysis has found that hearing impairment rates among teens in the United States have decreased since a peak in hearing loss was reported a decade ago, according to a study featured in the New York Times.

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Dentists suffer long-term hearing problems in high frequencies

Working conditions

Carlos Gejo and Sylvester Feijoo
Carlos Gejo and Sylvester Feijoo (Photo: Otometrics).

Dental professionals suffer long-term hearing problems, according to a thesis sponsored by Otometrics on "Hearing loss in dentists"

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6,000 hearing aid batteries donated by Rayovac to charity project in India

Donation

Rayovac fitted in India

Rayovac donated the batteries to UK's De Montfort University’s (DMU) Global/Square Mile Free Hearing Screening Trip to India, a charity initiative designed to create better access to hearing care for some on the country’s poorest people.

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Starkey Health Foundation: 8.5 million Nigerians have a hearing impairment

Training

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According to the Starkey Health Foundation, no fewer than 360 million people worldwide are living with hearing impairment, out of which 8.5 million are Nigerians, reports the Nigerian Pilot.

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Oticon partners with Styx for world’s first live rock concert to Oticon Opn™ wearers

Concerts

Styx

Oticon has joined forces with rock band Styx for a live concert broadcast exclusively for fans wearing Oticon Opn™ Internet-connected hearing aids.

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Tanzania moving forward in providing cochlear implants

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Some Tanzanian children with hearing impairments are now able to remain inside the country to undergo cochlear implant surgery, reports Ventures Africa.

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