Awareness

Hear the World Foundation donates cochlear implants for the first time

CI

Hear the World Foundation cochlear implants
Josmar, 3 years old, one of the CI-recipients

The Hear the World Foundation (Sonova) will for the first time support an aid project with the donation of cochlear implants.

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Increasing support for the hearing impaired in Trinidad and Tobago

INTEGRATION

The Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing Impaired (TTAHI) has called on the country’s government to do more for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and differently-abled people.

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Noise levels of toys and potential risks to hearing

Noisy toys

Torryn Brazell
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ABC Birmingham, Alabama, recently reported on the sound levels of toys that should not be exceeded to ensure safety in terms of hearing.

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British Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017

Campaign

UK Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017

The British Tinnitus Association’s annual Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) will take place from 6-12 February 2017, and they need your support.

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The levels and effects of traffic noise: a study in Mumbai, India

Noise

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The Hindustan Times, Mumbai, recently reported on a study by the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) which found that commuters in the city are subjected to noise levels of more than 90 decibels (dB).

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National Technical Institute for the Deaf awarded grant from US National Science Foundation

Grant

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The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York has been awarded a grant of over USD 440,000 to provide additional training for faculty who teach classes in which deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students are present.

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‘Uber for deaf people’ winner of the 2016 University Startup World Cup

Award

At an award ceremony held recently in Børssalen (Denmark), Isara, a startup from Indonesia, was nominated the overall winner of the 2016 University Startup World Cup.

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Jazz singer overcomes hearing disability using tuner and visual clues to perform

Jazz

©Joe Harvey

The Greeley Tribune, Colorado (USA) recently reported on the story of Mandy Harvey, a jazz singer with hearing loss who is able to sing from memory, from a time when she could hear.

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Sonova triple win at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

Award

Fritz Sendlhofer
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Sonova has won a total of three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, the global festival for corporate films.

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Unique approach to deafness in Balinese Indonesian village

Community

Hearing and noise level
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The Malay Mail recently reported on the unusual village of Bengkala on the Indonesian island of Bali, where a high number of inhabitants are deaf but are completely integrated in the community.

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