Awareness

Pixar petitioned to market doll of Toy Story 4 cochlear implant kid

 

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Pixar's inclusion drive in Toy Story 4 is being tested by a Spanish hearing campaigner's petition for the animation company to market a doll of a cochlear implant-wearing child character who appears briefly in the film.

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DEAF REPUBLIC - Ilya Kaminsky's powerful deaf culture poetry collection

 

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Ilya Kaminsky's dramatic poetry book, Deaf Republic, begins when soldiers break up a protest by killing a young deaf boy who spits at an army sergeant while attending a puppet show.

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70% of US seniors with hearing loss are isolated, resource hub underlines

 

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Awareness of hearing loss is crucial to quality of life in later years, and a US resource hub—AginginPlace.org—is boosting its push to reach seniors with a special guide to the subject.

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Sex for the hearing (im)paired is enhanced by eroticising your limitations

 

sex

Some engaging and certainly not premature advice on sex for persons with hearing loss is going viral among audiology tweeters after sex writer Anna Pulley addressed the ins and outs of the matter online in the Canadian-American magazine VICE.

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Headline: Summer soccer solstice start for Sonova inclusive club

 

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A new inclusive soccer club will be officially unveiled this June 21 by the Swiss hearing solutions provider Sonova, in league with deaf SV Pullach pro centre forward Simon Ollert, who plays his football wearing hearing aids.

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Deaf Kenya rugby team dreams of try on world stage

 

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Kenya's first deaf rugby team has its sights set on making an international impact, despite training without funding, with just the one ball for practices, and only mismatched pre-loved shirts to wear.

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Major international awards scoop for Sonova short film "The Story of Jason Brügger"

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Jason Brügger short film
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Swiss hearing aid manufacturer Sonova has won seven major international awards—not for technology, not for design, but for a short film...and it's not the first time.

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Love story film project about deaf girl crowdfunds for finance

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A fledgling film project steered by a director from Essex, UK, is seeking funding to tell the tale of a young deaf woman in love.

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WHO app equips phones with hearing loss radar

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HearWHO app
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A free app - "hearWHO" - for mobile devices has been launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help users detect their own hearing loss.

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US volunteer brigade brings humanitarian audiology to Nicaragua

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Solidarity
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An under-the-radar US volunteer brigade of ENT specialists has this month given some 400 people treatment and surgery as part of a humanitarian effort the country's hearing health must rely on.

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