Awareness

Hearing and noise levels in stadiums: what are the risks?

Noise

Hearing and noise level
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The Wichita Eagle recently reported on sound levels at an entertainment venue during a music concert and the possible related risks, after their journalist recorded noise with a smartphone app.

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Two legendary supermodels now support the Hear the World Foundation

Ambassadors

Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista joint the Hear the World Foundation
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The Hear the World Foundation has announced that Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista are now championing the cause of the Sonova non-profit foundation, whose vision is a world “in which everyone has the chance to enjoy good hearing”.

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The most common workplace injury in the USA: hearing loss

Workplace

Noise at work
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USA Today recently ran an article on the risks of hearing loss in the workplace, indicating that 22 million workers are exposed annually in the United States to hazardous levels of occupational noise.

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HLAA 2016 Walk4Hearing

Cities

HLAA Walk4Hearing

Every spring and fall, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) organizes the Walk4Hearing, the largest walk of its kind in the United States that takes place in many cities across the country.

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NYC: most accessible place in US for the hearing impaired

Accessibility

New York City
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The Lifestyle column of Forbes recently ran a piece on how New York City is the most accessible place in the United States for people with hearing loss.

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A look at hearing healthcare in Kenya

Africa

The African media group Daily Nation recently looked at the situation concerning hearing healthcare in Kenya and found that services are lacking in most disciplines.

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Daymond John talks to CNNMoney about how hearing aids changed his life

Statement

Daymond John
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American celebrity Daymond John, founder and CEO of fashion brand FUBU, star of the reality TV series Shark Tank, and author of several best-selling books, recently told CNNMoney how advanced hearing aid technology has made a huge difference in his life.

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Hearing-loss advocate awarded the national HLAA award

Award

Hearing loops symbol
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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) recently awarded its 2016 “Get in the Hearing Loop” award to Cheri Perazzoli, Director of advocacy at the Washington State Association of the HLAA and founder of the “Let’s Loop Seattle” initiative.

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Ohio opens the way for the hearing impaired to obtain commercial driver’s licenses

CDL

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Three Ohio state government agencies have teamed up to find a way for deaf or hearing impaired Ohioans, who qualify for a federal hearing exemption waiver, to train and test to get commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

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Helping to supply solar-powered hearing aids

Ideas

Earsforyears
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At just 18 years of age, Stanford first-year student, Grace O’Brien, is making a real difference by helping to provide hundreds of low-cost, solar-powered hearing aids to children in developing countries.

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