Awareness

Daymond John talks to CNNMoney about how hearing aids changed his life

Statement

Daymond John
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American celebrity Daymond John, founder and CEO of fashion brand FUBU, star of the reality TV series Shark Tank, and author of several best-selling books, recently told CNNMoney how advanced hearing aid technology has made a huge difference in his life.

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Hearing-loss advocate awarded the national HLAA award

Award

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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) recently awarded its 2016 “Get in the Hearing Loop” award to Cheri Perazzoli, Director of advocacy at the Washington State Association of the HLAA and founder of the “Let’s Loop Seattle” initiative.

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Ohio opens the way for the hearing impaired to obtain commercial driver’s licenses

CDL

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Three Ohio state government agencies have teamed up to find a way for deaf or hearing impaired Ohioans, who qualify for a federal hearing exemption waiver, to train and test to get commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

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Helping to supply solar-powered hearing aids

Ideas

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At just 18 years of age, Stanford first-year student, Grace O’Brien, is making a real difference by helping to provide hundreds of low-cost, solar-powered hearing aids to children in developing countries.

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World Deaf Golf Championship to be held in Denmark

Golf

World Deaf Golf Championship
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106 golfers from 18 countries will meet at the Copenhagen Royal Golf Club on July 26 - 29 for the World Deaf Golf Championship. The event is organized every second year by the World Deaf Golf Federation.

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The BBC’s guide to avoiding tinnitus

Festivals

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As Glastonbury music festival gets underway in the UK, the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has announced the launch of the BBC iWonder guide on tinnitus, ‘How can I stop gigs and festivals ruining my hearing?’

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Hearing loss is an important global health concern

Editorial

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The Lancet published an editorial in mid-June on the topic of hearing loss, highlighting the extent of this health issue and drawing on the June report released by the American National Academies of Sciences.

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Becoming a professional soccer player despite having profound hearing loss

Soccer

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Sonova’s newsroom features the story of a German boy who has relentlessly been pursuing his dream of becoming a professional soccer player.

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Becoming a professional soccer player despite profound hearing loss

Simon Ollert

From a young age Simon Ollert from southern Germany knew what his life dream would be: to become a professional in his favorite sport.

“My story shows just what you can achieve despite hearing loss. I have a great life and don’t feel restricted in the slightest,” says Simon. He is looking to the future with confidence, and adds “I have always set myself goals and always achieved them. If you really want something, you’ll get it.”

Sonova has produced a short film based on the young football player’s story. The film called “Life without Limitations” has received a gold award at the 2016 International Commercial Film Festival – the largest competition for commercial films from the German-speaking world.

Call for a greater focus on the causes of hearing loss

Prevention

The US education and advocacy group Quiet Communities recently posted a piece on how the area of prevention of hearing loss should be given more attention.

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