Awareness

WHO Make Listening Safe Campaign launched in UK on November 1

 
 

prevention

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“Love Sound, Listen With Care” - this is the UK slogan for the World Health Organisation's Make Listening Safe hearing protection campaign, which was given its official domestic launch this November 1, 2023.

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US study: children with hearing loss have worse school engagement than normal hearing kids

 

ACCESSIBILITY

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children in the USA are less likely to participate in three out of five extracurricular activities and were found more likely to have worse performance in five educational performance variables compared with children without deafness or hearing problems. They need more direct help, such as hearing aids and implants.

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Campaign launched by UK's clubs and venues to reduce hearing loss by 50% across night time industries

 

noise

© PW.     Labour MP Jeff Smith (left) and NTIA CEO Michael Kill at the House of Commons launch of Listen for Life

Listen for Life - a campaign led by the UK's Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), in partnership with Specsavers, to tackle hearing loss and the mental health challenges associated with tinnitus - was officially launched on Wednesday October 18 at a breakfast reception in the House of Commons.

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HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE - INTERVIEW: "We work closely with audiologists and a wide range of healthcare professionals."

 

HEARING CHARITIES

© Paul Wilkinson 2022      Training with the cooker timer.

Definitely a behind-the-collar model, and not in-the-kennel, it’s the ole faithful K9 hearing aid. AWN talked to talked to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's Deputy Director of Hearing Loss Services, Andrew James.

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HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE  - HEARING DOG PIN-UP NO. 1: RUDY

 

K9 assistance

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Rudy, a five-year-old black Cockapoo, is a hearing (assistance) dog to 12-year-old Alexis, who lives with her mum and dad in Bushey, Hertfordshire. He is the first ever Hearing Dog Pin-up on Audiology Worldnews, and was trained and matched to a deaf partner by the UK charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

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Audiology News UK issue 04 - An ear-space odyssey

 

publications

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Audiology News UK issue 04: the cochlea in exclusive synchrotron images; hearing dogs; Phonak Lumity extension; ACHIEVE study results; EUHA programme details; assisted listening in theatres;...

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TO HEAR...OR NOT TO HEAR, that IS the question!

 

ASSISTED LISTENING

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Why is a visit to the theatre still such an anti-climax for hearing instrument users? BIHIMA's Liz Pusey asked a challenged audience what the experience is and where it might go in the next act.

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Noise wakes up Lords to call for regulation of “neglected health hazard”

 

noise

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A House of Lords committee has called for the setting up of an expert advisory group to quantify the aggregate health burden of noise pollution, a likely outcome being the establishment of targets and a framework for regulation to reduce the overall burden of disease from noise.

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3M to pay $6bn to settle combat earplugs case

 

litigation

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In an attempt to wrap up one of the largest mass damages cases in US legal history, the conglomerate 3M has agreed a $6bn settlement with over 250,000 military veterans who claimed earplugs provided to them for combat failed to protect them from hearing loss and tinnitus.

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EuroTrak survey data informs new global public information portal on hearing health

 
 

information

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A new public information portal - HearingYou.org - has been launched to boost awareness of the importance of hearing health as a public health issue.

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