Awareness

World Deaf Golf Championship to be held in Denmark

Golf

World Deaf Golf Championship
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106 golfers from 18 countries will meet at the Copenhagen Royal Golf Club on July 26 - 29 for the World Deaf Golf Championship. The event is organized every second year by the World Deaf Golf Federation.

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The BBC’s guide to avoiding tinnitus

Festivals

BBC guide on tinnitus
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As Glastonbury music festival gets underway in the UK, the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has announced the launch of the BBC iWonder guide on tinnitus, ‘How can I stop gigs and festivals ruining my hearing?’

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Hearing loss is an important global health concern

Editorial

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The Lancet published an editorial in mid-June on the topic of hearing loss, highlighting the extent of this health issue and drawing on the June report released by the American National Academies of Sciences.

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Becoming a professional soccer player despite having profound hearing loss

Soccer

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Sonova’s newsroom features the story of a German boy who has relentlessly been pursuing his dream of becoming a professional soccer player.

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Becoming a professional soccer player despite profound hearing loss

Simon Ollert

From a young age Simon Ollert from southern Germany knew what his life dream would be: to become a professional in his favorite sport.

“My story shows just what you can achieve despite hearing loss. I have a great life and don’t feel restricted in the slightest,” says Simon. He is looking to the future with confidence, and adds “I have always set myself goals and always achieved them. If you really want something, you’ll get it.”

Sonova has produced a short film based on the young football player’s story. The film called “Life without Limitations” has received a gold award at the 2016 International Commercial Film Festival – the largest competition for commercial films from the German-speaking world.

Call for a greater focus on the causes of hearing loss

Prevention

The US education and advocacy group Quiet Communities recently posted a piece on how the area of prevention of hearing loss should be given more attention.

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Partnership between Vibes and Hear The World Foundation

Awareness

Remote areas have no easy access to healthcare
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Vibes Ear Plugs of Minnesota, USA and Swiss based charitable Hear the World Foundation (Sonova) have announced their charitable partnership to enable access to hearing healthcare for children in need.

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Promoting education on hearing impairment in Namibia

Awareness

Remote areas have no easy access to healthcare
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Two events were recently held in Namibia to round off the European Union co-sponsored advocacy project called “Empowerment through Education”, reports AllAfrica.

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Canada: creation of the Canadian Coalition for Adult Hearing Health

Awareness

Hearing aids can improve quality of life
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) have announced the creation of a new coalition to promote use of the hearing healthcare system.

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The absence of hearing benefits in company wellness plans

Awareness

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Workforce magazine reports on a recent survey showing that hearing health is mostly absent from employee wellness programs, despite its known day-to-day impact and wider health implications including depression, dementia, and cardiovascular disease.

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