Awareness

Cochlear announces the winners of Clark and Tjellström 2017 scholarships

Scholarships

cochlear scholarship

The scholarships recognize North American college students who are Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant and Baha® System recipients and demonstrate leadership and humanity as well as solid academics.

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App designed to detect hearing loss developed in South Africa

Application

Hear Screen application

A smartphone app used to test people for hearing disorders is being used in underserved and rural areas of South Africa to identify and treat hearing problems, reports the Guardian.

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Free medical care in UAE for children with hearing loss

Campaign

hearing care in united arab emirates
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According to the Khaleej Times, the UAE government is launching a new campaign to help address the needs of children with hearing loss as part of the ministry’s initiatives for the ‘Year of Giving 2017’.

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Companies and unions in disagreement over hearing loss rule

Workplace

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The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed an amendment to the rule concerning the recognition of job-related hearing loss, reports Bloomberg.

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Hear the World Foundation donates cochlear implants for the first time

CI

Hear the World Foundation cochlear implants
Josmar, 3 years old, one of the CI-recipients

The Hear the World Foundation (Sonova) will for the first time support an aid project with the donation of cochlear implants.

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Increasing support for the hearing impaired in Trinidad and Tobago

INTEGRATION

The Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing Impaired (TTAHI) has called on the country’s government to do more for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and differently-abled people.

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Noise levels of toys and potential risks to hearing

Noisy toys

Torryn Brazell
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ABC Birmingham, Alabama, recently reported on the sound levels of toys that should not be exceeded to ensure safety in terms of hearing.

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British Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017

Campaign

UK Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017

The British Tinnitus Association’s annual Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) will take place from 6-12 February 2017, and they need your support.

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The levels and effects of traffic noise: a study in Mumbai, India

Noise

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The Hindustan Times, Mumbai, recently reported on a study by the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) which found that commuters in the city are subjected to noise levels of more than 90 decibels (dB).

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National Technical Institute for the Deaf awarded grant from US National Science Foundation

Grant

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The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York has been awarded a grant of over USD 440,000 to provide additional training for faculty who teach classes in which deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students are present.

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