Awareness

‘Uber for deaf people’ winner of the 2016 University Startup World Cup

Award

At an award ceremony held recently in Børssalen (Denmark), Isara, a startup from Indonesia, was nominated the overall winner of the 2016 University Startup World Cup.

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Jazz singer overcomes hearing disability using tuner and visual clues to perform

Jazz

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The Greeley Tribune, Colorado (USA) recently reported on the story of Mandy Harvey, a jazz singer with hearing loss who is able to sing from memory, from a time when she could hear.

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Sonova triple win at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

Award

Fritz Sendlhofer
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Sonova has won a total of three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, the global festival for corporate films.

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Unique approach to deafness in Balinese Indonesian village

Community

Hearing and noise level
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The Malay Mail recently reported on the unusual village of Bengkala on the Indonesian island of Bali, where a high number of inhabitants are deaf but are completely integrated in the community.

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Hearing and noise levels in stadiums: what are the risks?

Noise

Hearing and noise level
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The Wichita Eagle recently reported on sound levels at an entertainment venue during a music concert and the possible related risks, after their journalist recorded noise with a smartphone app.

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Two legendary supermodels now support the Hear the World Foundation

Ambassadors

Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista joint the Hear the World Foundation
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The Hear the World Foundation has announced that Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista are now championing the cause of the Sonova non-profit foundation, whose vision is a world “in which everyone has the chance to enjoy good hearing”.

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The most common workplace injury in the USA: hearing loss

Workplace

Noise at work
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USA Today recently ran an article on the risks of hearing loss in the workplace, indicating that 22 million workers are exposed annually in the United States to hazardous levels of occupational noise.

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HLAA 2016 Walk4Hearing

Cities

HLAA Walk4Hearing

Every spring and fall, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) organizes the Walk4Hearing, the largest walk of its kind in the United States that takes place in many cities across the country.

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NYC: most accessible place in US for the hearing impaired

Accessibility

New York City
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The Lifestyle column of Forbes recently ran a piece on how New York City is the most accessible place in the United States for people with hearing loss.

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A look at hearing healthcare in Kenya

Africa

The African media group Daily Nation recently looked at the situation concerning hearing healthcare in Kenya and found that services are lacking in most disciplines.

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