Awareness

Spanish audiology experts stress dangers of sound amplification apps

 

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Prolonged use of sound amplification apps such as Google's Sound Amplifier may cause hearing problems instead of easing them, warns the National Association of Audiologists of Spain (ANA).

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Noise from Rugby World Cup tourism worries councils in Japan

 

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There will be a massive roar in Japanese stadiums hosting the Rugby World Cup, which starts on Friday September 20, but it will barely compete with the street noise in the country with the world's worst acoustic pollution problem.

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Games app Hearoes gives new CI users keys to recognising sounds

 

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Audiologists from Australia's Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) have helped update a recently developed app—HEAROES—designed to help new cochlear implant (CI) users adjust to their new sound environment.

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Tips for travellers with hearing loss

 

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A careful list of things to do and remember are essential for a truly bon voyage, especially if you suffer from severe hearing loss. And even better if someone with experience has made that list for you.

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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

 

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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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