Awareness

WHO makes veteran jazz musician Charles Owens a World Hearing Day "champion"

 

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Octogenarian jazz sax virtuoso Charles Owens, who keeps on giving and getting from music thanks to his hearing aids, has been named a WHO World Hearing Day ambassador.

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Angela Barnes stands up on comedy and hearing loss

 

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© Matt Crockett UK stand-up comedy star, Angela Barnes

If you are suffering from profound loss...of the sense of humour, you may need a modern jester such as Angela Barnes, a hearing aid wearer whose career as a stand-up has made her a star of TV shows such as Stand up for the Week, and radio programmes The Now Show, and Newsjack.

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Spanish court rules that school canteen noise caused dinner lady’s hearing loss, and awards her damages

 

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Being deafened by hungry schoolkids is now an official occupational hazard in Spain, after a Bilbao court that a school refectory assistant's hearing loss was caused by the din in her habitual workplace.

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Deaflympics could happen late in 2021 but deaf sports struggle more than ever

 

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As deaf sport faces the challenge of Covid restrictions, athletes in many disciplines are hoping to get back on track in 2021. The summer Deaflympics will go ahead as planned in Brazil, from December 5 to 21, say the event’s determined organisers.

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Is wearing face coverings making hearing problems more obvious and urgent?

 

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Reports from different world locations suggest that the need for treatment and solutions for auditory loss is becoming more evident now that hearing-challenged persons are wearing face coverings to protect against infection.

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World Report on Hearing offensive will bolster World Hearing Day

 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 brings another annual World Hearing Day, but this year’s event may boast more substance through the launch of a project to create global hearing databases.

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A window on loneliness

 

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Making your way in the highly skilled and competitive field of film animation isn't helped by being deprived of your hearing, but a young filmmaker born and raised in Delhi has overcome this obstacle to win international awards for his first work.

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Deafness is a laughing matter in Colombia

 

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The world is currently full of dampeners for those after a good laugh, but the comic spirit of the deaf community in Colombia has not been doused by either coronavirus or hearing loss.

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Public voting for new Hearing Technology Innovator Awards is under way

 

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A two-week public voting period has begun to choose the first winners in a new technological innovation awards programme launched by the online audiology site Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM).

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Hearing protection for workers sounds good on HS2 rail construction sites

 

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Major construction outfits have teamed up with hearing tech developers to raise the benchmark for protecting workers against noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) on the UK's highest-profile building and engineering project.

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